In Memory

Gary Polasek

Gary Polasek, 76, of Leander, Texas, formerly of Houston, Texas was called to Heaven on May 11, 2021. He was born on December 2, 1944 in El Campo, Texas to Rudy and Edith Skrovan Polasek.

He was a graduate of El Campo High School, class of 1963, and he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1965 where he served for 2 years. Upon his discharge from the Army, Gary married Betty Guess on February 10, 1968, and they lived in Houston for almost 50 years, where he and Betty raised their children, Amy and Aron Polasek.

Gary worked in the computer industry from its early stages, enjoyed management of his computer operators, and was instrumental in the development of a main frame data center. Ultimately, he became a Certified Disaster Recovery Specialist in the computer industry before retiring in 2013.

Gary loved all sports, and especially enjoyed playing golf. He took every opportunity to golf with his friends and children. He loved cheering on his Longhorns, and rarely missed a Houston Astros game on TV. He will be remembered for always having a positive attitude and was always ready to have a good time.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Guess Polasek; children, Amy Polasek and Aron Polasek; brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Judy Sefcik; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Alvin Korenek and many cousins.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Rudy Polasek and Edith Sefcik and brother Ronnie Polasek. Gary wished to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at    11 AM on Saturday, June 5, at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 1200 S Bagdad Road, Leander, Texas. The family requests that guest attire be casual/business casual.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the following organizations or donor’s choice:

St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church 110 W New Hope Drive, Cedar Park, TX 78613

Hospice Austin 4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin, TX 78759

American Cancer Society 11000 N Mopac Expressway, #100, Austin, TX 78759

Contact Info:
Betty Polasek
1416 Lindo Drive
Leander, Texas 78641