Albert J. Polyansky, 81, truck farmer
Albert J. Polyansky, a truck farmer and produce dealer, died Monday of heart failure at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was 81 and lived in Crownsville.
He retired in 1984 after 20 years as a farm worker at the National Agricultural Research Center, but he maintained his own farm for many years.
NTC A son, Thomas P. Polyansky of Crownsville, said, "He loved farming. It was in his blood."
Born in Baltimore, Mr. Polyansky served in the Army in Germany during World War II and was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.
He was a member of the Holy Name Society at Our Lady of the Field Roman Catholic Church, 1070 Cecil Ave. in Millersville, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.
He is survived by his wife, the former Angeline Marie Hervol; another son, Mark Polyansky of Love Point; two daughters, Irene Huster and Grace Polyansky, both of Crownsville; a brother, Stanley Polyansky of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Jeannette Queen Lowe, 78, community activist
Jeannette Queen Lowe, a homemaker and community activist, died Tuesday of heart failure at Maryland General Hospital. She was 78 and lived on West Lafayette Avenue.
Known as "Queenie," she had been a manicurist from 1935 to 1945 and then worked at a local department store for 10 years until her marriage in 1955 to Rudolph Lowe, who died in 1988.
"She was a very civic-minded person who was active in the Waxter Senior Center, the Harlem Park Neighborhood Association and her church, Emmanuel Christian Community Church," said Pearl Moulton, a longtime friend.
A memorial service for the Baltimore native will be held at 10 a.m. today at Emmanuel Christian Community Church, 1210 W. Lanvale St.
She is survived by a stepson, Ronny Lowe of Annapolis; and friends, Frank Hults, Alverta Forbes, Violetta Wade and Evelyn Shields, all of Baltimore.
Frances N. Donaldson, 87, sales clerk
Frances N. Donaldson, a native of Baltimore and a retired sales clerk, died Tuesday of complications of Alzheimer's disease at a York, Pa., hospital. She was 87 and had lived in Shrewsbury, Pa., since 1976.
She had worked in the linen department of the Hochschild Kohn Belvedere store and as a seamstress for Knoethe Brothers, a Hampden clothing manufacturer.
Graveside services for the former Frances N. Brown will be held at 2 p.m. today in the cemetery of Bosley United Methodist Church, 14800 Thornton Mill Road in Sparks.
She is survived by her husband, Earl L. Donaldson; three sons, Earl L. Donaldson Jr. of Shrewsbury, Robert L. Donaldson of Ocean City and Thomas G. Donaldson of New Windsor; a daughter, Betty M. Martin of Sparks; a sister, Florence Herrmann of Baltimore; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.