Albany- Hipolita "Pola" Fernandez, 88, formally of N. Cowan Ave, Solvay, NewYork, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018,
Pola was the daughter of the late Francisco and Carmen (Simal) Fernandez, who emigrated from Spain to the U.S. She was one of three sisters, along with her twin, the late Flora St. Leger and late Lina Gurtowski.
Pola was a teacher at East Syracuse-Minoa CSD and taught hundreds of students how to read. She will always be known for her love of dry Rob Roy drinks and traveling.
Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Joan (Tom) Speziale, Frank (Elizabeth Demers) St. Leger, Jim (Audrey) St. Leger, Judy (Marc Kratzschmar) St. Leger, John (Shelley) St. Leger and Jennifer (David) Carlin, Stephanie Gehrig and Stephen (Trish) Gurtowski along with many great-nieces and nephews and her cousin, Avelina Miguel.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 3pm at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie. A private burial will be held at Memory Gardens in Albany.