Obituary of Pauline Monz
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Pauline “Polly” Monz, 91, of Cazenovia, passed away Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Crouse Community Center in Morrisville. She was born April 2, 1931 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Henry and Susanne Monz and was named after her maternal grandmother. Polly was a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and earned her Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1956. She continued her education at Syracuse University where she received her Master of Science in Library Science in 1976. Polly retired in 1988 as the Acting Head of the Science Libraries at Syracuse University. In her leisure time Polly enjoyed lecturing at the Cazenovia Library, the Friends of Lorenzo and the Stone Quarry Art Park sharing her knowledge about nature and preservation. Her weekly article “Neighborhood Naturalist” was published in the Cazenovia Republican for 20 years was a favorite among Cazenovians.
Polly is survived by many close friends and caregivers.
At Pauline’s request there are no calling hours or funeral services. Contributions in Polly’s memory may be made to the Cazenovia Public Library, 100 Albany St., Cazenovia, NY 13035, the Friends of Lorenzo, P.O. Box 4, Cazenovia, NY 13035 or to the CNY Cat Coalition, payable to CNYCC, P.O. Box 6182, Syracuse, NY 13217 or online at https://www.cnycatcoalition.org/donate/. www.michaelebrownfuneralservices.com