Suzanne Polkowske


5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Meadowlake Botanical Gardens
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court

Obituary of Suzanne Mary Polkowske

Suzanne “Chatty” Polkowske, former

Captain for the United States Air

Force, passed away peacefully on

Wednesday, May 16 at the graceful

age of 66, surrounded by her loving friends

and family.


Born June 9, 1951 in Rutherford, NJ, to

Gabriella and Mario Corti, she is survived  

by her son, Nicholas Allen Polkowske, daughter Alexandra

Leah Polkowske, sister Adrienne Corti,

nephews Loren Sciurba and Christopher

Sciurba and spouses.


Suzanne was always a teacher and a

student.  Completing her B.A. in

Communications in 1973, from Emerson

College and later earning a Masters in

Communications from University of

Arizona in 1975, she joined the United

States Air Force.  Serving her country

constructively as a U.S. Air Force

Captain and Aircraft Maintenance

Officer, she received the highest

accolades of AF training Ribbon,

AF overseas Ribbon, AF Outstanding

Unit Award, AF Longevity and Service

Award Ribbon and AF Accommodation

Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster, where she

left her post at Langley Air Force Base in 1985. 


Aside from her robust professional life,

Suzanne was a devoted Mother to

Nicholas and Alexandra, raising them in

Leesburg, VA, instilling upon them her

love for life, passion for travel, purity,

and humble nature and peacefulness.

An earthly angel, with a selfless spirit,

she was truly a special person, embracing

life as an active member of Book Clubs

around the Washington and Northern

Virginia areas, always refining her love

for cooking, wine and crafting.  She touched

the lives of all that she met and now has

regained her wings -- flying high and dancing

gleefully around everyone she so deeply cared for.


A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at

The Atrium at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens --

Vienna, Virginia – June 7, 5-9pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you donate

on behalf of Suzanne Polkowske at

The Feline Foundation of Greater Washington  or Humane Society of Loudoun County

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