Good, Wendy Rae (Polasky), Sarasota, FL, Formerly of Saginaw, Michigan


Wendy Rae Polasky Good, Sarasota, FL, formerly of Saginaw, Michigan, died on Thursday, March 24, 2011. Wendy was born in Saginaw, on September 27, 1951, to Frank and Betty (Goldstone) Polasky. Wendy was a graduate of Arthur Hill High School and the University of Michigan, where she earned a degree in Speech Pathology. After working in the Saginaw Public Schools, she entered the pension field. As a pension professional, she was a Trust Officer and Vice President of the Bay City Bank and Trust, pension administrator for the 19,000 employee pension fund of the Sisters of Mercy Health Organization of Farmington Hills and a vice-president for pension fund investments for the Heitman Company of Chicago. After moving to Sarasota, she entered synagogue administration, serving as administrator of Temple Sinai, combining her love of Judaism and her professional skills to help lead the temple in the completion of a new building, growing the congregation to over 500 members, writing a new liturgy with the congregation’s Rabbi, and establishing a Sunday musical series at the temple. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Roy S. Good; her step-children Jeri Dansky, Half Moon Bay, CA; Michael Good (JoAnn Close), Los Altos, CA; her father and step-mother Frank M. and Frumeth Hirsh Polasky, Saginaw, MI; sister Dr. Diane H. Polasky, Albuquerque, NM; brother William (Lora) Polasky, Owosso, MI; step-brother Jonathan (Sejin) Siegel, Seattle, WA; nieces Leryn Doggett, Albuquerque, NM; Betty Polasky, Elkhart, IN; Lydia Polasky, Owosso, MI; nephew Benjamin Polasky, Topeka, KS; aunts Marianne Smith, Bay City, MI; Linda Park, Loudon, TN; uncle Robert Schiff, Kalamazoo, MI; dear friend, Nancy Sarosi, Saginaw, MI; and former husband, Malcolm Pike, Saginaw, MI. She was predeceased in death by her mother Betty Polasky and nephew Zachary Polasky. Funeral services were held on Friday, March 25, 2011 at Temple Sinai, Sarasota, FL with burial at Temple Sholom Cemetery, Sarasota. To honor Wendy’s memory, contributions may be made to Saginaw Jewish Welfare Fund or Chabad-Lubavitch of Eastern Michigan.