National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum
605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
Toll Free: 1-800-66POLKA
Mary Dolsak, a premier Slovenian cook, quietly went about the business of supporting
and promoting Cleveland-Style polkas as a leader in the Slovenian community’s infrastructure.
Dedicated to service, Mary always gave from the heart, sacrificing family and personal
life to be there when needed. A member of twenty-seven different organizations, Mary
served on the Board of Directors and as a Vice President at the Slovenian Workmen’s
Home on Waterloo Road, her "home away from home;" as President of the hall’s Ladies’
Auxiliary; and on SNPJ Farm’s board and President of its Ladies’ Auxiliary. Mary
was the Federation of Slovenian Homes’ Woman of the Year in 1977 and was recognized
by the mayors of Cleveland, Euclid and Richmond Heights for her many contributions
to the community. A taskmaster among her colleagues, Mary was the kind and loving
saint who always made sure that the musicians were fed.