Pauline "Polly" Kostantacos - 88
9/25/1929 - 4/21/2018
Pauline " Polly " Kostantacos, 88, passed away on Saturday, April 21st, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. She was born in Rockford, Illinois on September 25, 1929, to Joseph H. Koplos and Dena (Melonas) Koplos. A lifelong resident of Rockford, Polly graduated from East High School. At that time she pursued her passion for dance, especially classical ballet. She studied and performed locally with Marguerite Neumeister as well as noted Chicago studios where she achieved recognition as an accomplished dancer. She married Attorney Peter C. Kostantacos in 1952 and as they started a family she also worked part-time at her family's business, Phoenix Cleaners. Through the years she was active in many local civic activities with Rockford Woman's Club and the Junior League of Rockford. She was also a member of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church and its Ladies Philoptohos service organization. As a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she appreciated the value and routine of attending to family and the daily tasks essential to maintaining a home. Polly was an enthusiastic golfer and tennis player. She formed many cherished friendships over the years while pursuing her love of these sports at Forest Hills Country Club, Lake Geneva County Club and local tennis clubs.
Pauline is survived by her children, Charles Kostantacos of Rockford, Tasha (Norman) Olsen of Portsmouth, NH, Angelique (David) Stuckey of Machesney Park, and Gregory (Maria) Kostantacos of Caledonia; brother John Koplos, Rockford; grandchildren, Alexander and Andrew (Emily) Stuckey, Peter G. Kostantacos, Elizabeth and Alessandria Grisanzio ; great-granddaughter Virginia Stuckey, many wonderful nieces, nephews and relatives. She was predeceased in 2012 by her husband of 59 years, Peter. She was also predeceased by her brother, Robert Koplos and her sister Evelyn Lenzini.
Pauline's family appreciates the care and support of the staff at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Optimal Care Advocates and Wesley Willows.
Visitation 10:00-11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 108 N. Fifth Street, Rockford with the service beginning at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd. Online condolences at sundbergfh.com. No flowers please. Your memorial offering would be gratefully received by Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 108 N. Fifth Street, Rockford, Illinois 61107.
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 108 N. Fifth Street, Rockford
11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 108 N. Fifth Street, RockfordView Pauline "Polly" Kostantacos's Guestbook