Juanita Polyak, or Mum-Mum was Erica’s maternal grand mother. Among her quirks Janita loved her grand children dearly and spoiled them totally rotten. For this reason alone I can say loved her and am happy for all she did.

Erica’s Maternal Grandmother

Juanita Polyak
Born 02-Feb-1939 Died 26 Nov 2019 at 80 years of age.


Juanita M. Polyak, 80, passed away on Tuesday evening November 26, 2019 in Cedar Grove Township New Jersey. She was born on February 2, 1939. Juanita spent the majority of her life living in Pittstown NJ. She worked at various locations as a bookkeeper.  She loved the Catholic Church and was a member of Our Lady of Victories Parish in Kingwood NJ. Juanita was an avid bowler and enjoyed her times with the Frenchtown Bowling League. 

Sports Fanatic

She was dedicated Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies fan and enjoyed watching the games.  She also loved to travel back to Minnesota to spend time with her sisters, nieces and nephews. A devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, Juanita was kind, caring and generous and would go above and beyond for her family.  She will be missed by all who knew her.  

Juanita Polyak
Juanita and Leonard Polyak

Juanita is survived by her loving children, Leonard (Michelle) Polyak Jr, Michelle (Doug) Bayliss, Catherine (Alan) Runfeldt, Edward (Reggie) Polyak, and Richard (Julie) Polyak. She will be sadly missed by her 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Juanita is also survived by her sister Barbara Keim.     

Juanita was predeceased by her parents, her loving husband, Leonard Edward Polyak (February 6, 2001), and her 11 brothers and sisters and 1 grandchild (Erica Bayliss).    

Burial will be private at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery Wrightstown NJ.   

Juanita Polyak interned at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery Wrightstown NJ.


Visit Erica’s maternal grandfather, “Pop-Pop’ here.