Novella "Polly" Polinori Hartung

1938 ~ 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Novella "Polly" Polinori Hartung Obituary

The Stark County community has lost an avid philanthropist and longtime community volunteer.  Novella (Polly) Polinori Hartung, of Canton, joined her beloved family and friends in Heaven on January 10, 2024.  Born July 9, 1938, in Alliance to the late Ugo and Jennie (Aquilo) Polinori, Polly was a 1956 graduate of Alliance High School and attended Central Tech Institute in Los Angeles, CA from 1957-58.  In 1960, she met David Hartung, whom she married in December of 1961.  

She was known for being a devoted volunteer, dedicating her time to several local organizations including the Junior League of Canton, the Aultman Hospital Women’s Board, the Symphony League Women’s Committee, the Stark County Children’s Aid Society, the Football Hall of Fame Festival Committee, the Red Cross, Garden Club, and the Aultman Compassionate Care Center.  She was awarded the honors of Junior League Women of the Year, Aultman Hospital Golden Apple Award, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Award, just to name a few. Polly also worked in several local retail establishments drawing on her passion for fashion, home furnishings, gifts, and jewelry.

She loved spending time with family and friends, reading, keeping up on current events, and most of all, cooking and entertaining.  Polly and David were long-time members of Brookside Country Club, and she was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church.

Polly is preceded in death by her husband, David L. Hartung Sr. and siblings William (Bill) Howard Polinori and Mary Lyn Leasure.  She is survived by her children David L. Hartung Jr. of Cincinnati, Elizabeth (Matthew) Cathlina of Libertyville, IL., grandchildren Gianna and Celia Cathlina, Maternal Aunt’s, Gloria Giordano of Canton, and Linda (John) Canestraro of Louisville, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.  Her granddaughters were the light of her life.  Of all the roles she played throughout her time on this earth, “Nunu” to Gianna and Celia was by far her favorite. Polly will be missed by many but loved eternally.

A memorial mass will be held at St. Michael the Archangel Church on Friday, June7th at 10:30AM. Final resting place is Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, given Polly’s years of devoted leadership and service, memorial donations can be made to the Women’s Board of Aultman Hospital tribute fund. Gifts can be made on-line at www.aultman.org/WB-tribute-fund  or by sending a check made payable to The Aultman Foundation, 2600 Sixth Street SW. Canton, Ohio 44710 or Wishes can Happen, on-line donations www.wishescanhappen.org/donate or checks payable to Wishes can Happen, P.O Box 9428 Canton, Ohio 44711.

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Memorial Mass
June 7, 2024

10:30 AM
St. Michael the Archangel Church
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