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“I am deeply sadden by the loss of this wonderful and dear friend. Gene, you know you are in my thoughts an prayers. Sending you Love. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Pamela Broadhead - Pittsburgh, PA

“Gene, Russ and I are so sorry to hear about Donna's passing and her health struggles. Donna will be missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Karen Overfield - Melbourne, FL

“Gene, Jan & I are so sorry to hear of Donna's struggles and passing. I regret not getting to show the 2 of you Southport NC after such a great...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Bill & Jan Murdoch - Pittsburgh, PA

“Gene,So sorry to read of Donna's death. Bonnie and I will be thinking of you and your family through these difficult days.Don Carson ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Donald Carson - Presto, PA

“It is with a heavy heart that I write this condolence for the untimely passing of Donna. We have been part time neighbors for five years and Donna,...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Jeana Slade - Friend


Donna Gertz Polusny, 70, of Daniel Island, SC, formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 after a courageous battle against cancer.

Adored wife of Gene Polusny; beloved sister of Linda Gertz Rawlins (Ray); beautiful aunt to Danielle & Jeffrey Rawlins, Jackie, Greg (Angela), Derek & Gary Peters; as well as great aunt to Uli Rawlins and Owen, Mila & Asher Peters. Also survived by her sister and brother-in-laws, Eileen & Pat Witte and Kathy & Gary Peters.

Donna enjoyed life to the max, embracing southern living in her perfect retirement spot. She and Gene loved biking, walking, yoga, frequent trips to the ocean and all the fine dining of the Charleston area, but she most loved showing off the 'lowcountry' to their visitors. Donna was born in Pittsburgh, PA on August 5, 1950 and grew up in Upper St. Clair, PA. She earned degrees from Penn State and UNC. Her career spanned both the Special Education field and IT Support for Consulting Firms such as Arthur Andersen, Deloitte & Touche, as well as Mellon, all in Pittsburgh. She was also a passionate lover of her pets, both dogs and cats. She was full of energy, enthusiasm, and a joy to be around. She will be greatly missed, but will be remembered with much love and a big smile.