John J. Polcyn, 89, former CEO of Southport FCU (now Solutions FCU) in Elmira, passed away on Feb. 18.
Polcyn served two years in the U.S. Army as an instructor at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. during the Korean Conflict and in 2014 participated in the Honor Flight for veterans to Washington, DC. After his discharge, he moved to Elmira and was employed by Remington Rand as a member of the accounting team for nearly 25 years and then as CEO of the Southport FCU until he retired in 1996. He continued to serve on Solutions FCU’s board of directors until his passing.
He was passionate about giving back to the community and to those who were less fortunate. His extensive resume of volunteer and board of director activities included the Southside Community Center (35 years), Chemung County Board of Elections (18 years), Meals on Wheels of Chemung County (15 years), AARP (10 years) and Dewittsburgh Housing Development Fund Corporation (many years). The culmination of his volunteerism was being nominated for the U.S. government’s Jefferson Award for Public Service.
“The New York Credit Union Association sends our heartfelt condolences to John Polcyn’s family and the entire Solutions FCU team,” said William J. Mellin, New York Credit Union Association president/CEO. “On behalf of the New York credit union movement, we will keep John, his family and his credit union family in our thoughts and prayers.”
Polcyn’s full obituary can be accessed here.