Kenny Polowy Death, Obituary – It is with a heavy heart that we must share this information with you. With Kenny Polowy’s passing, our racing family has suffered the loss of a member of its extended cast of characters. Despite the fact that there were times when we wanted to ring each other’s necks, Kenny and Dasher will forever be a part of our family.
He was the middle child of three and graduated from Cardinal Mindszenty High School in 1964, where he was a member of the football and baseball teams and served as co-captain of the football team. After completing his high school education, he continued his education at Canisius College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Philosophy.
He graduated from Canisius College in 1968. During his second through fourth years of college, Dan maintained a spot on the Dean’s Honor List. After graduating from Canisius College in September 1968, Dan enrolled at the Law School at the University of Buffalo. However, he was called up for military service in October of that same year.
He was a staff sergeant in the Army for two years, during which time he served in the Republic of South Vietnam with the First Air Cavalry Division. During this time, he was also stationed in the United States. In the course of his service with that unit, he was promoted to the roles of infantry platoon sergeant and platoon leader, for which he was awarded three Bronze Star decorations.
After serving his obligation in the military for the allotted time, he returned to law school in 1970 and received his degree five years later in May of 1973. The City of Dunkirk, New York, appointed Dan to the positions of city attorney and city clerk. After some time had passed, he became a partner with the law firm of Towne, Rubenstein, Snyder, and Polowy. After working in private practice for a while, Dan took a position as the attorney for Chautauqua County in Mayville, New York.
Dan has been married to his wife Arlene (Braccio) since 1969, and they have been together for 54 years. Clayton, Garrett, and Danny, their three amazing children, were a blessing from God to the couple. Dan was a voracious reader who also enjoyed going on hikes, going to athletic events, and spending time with his family, particularly his nine grandchildren. When Dan lived in Dunkirk, he was actively interested in the activities at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Dan was an active member of the Parish Council and also served as a lector. In addition to being a member of the New York State Bar Association, he was also an active participant in the local chapters of the Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis, and the American Legion. Prayers and musings sent your way