Francis Joseph “Polly” Medvid of Emmitsburg, MD passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the age of 82. Polly was born on November 19, 1938 in Boston, MA to Stanley Medvid and Anna Ring. He was raised by foster parents, Frank and Ruth Stull in Thurmont, MD.
Polly was a dedicated employee of Knouse Foods in Orrtanna, PA for over 40 years. He worked as a fork-lift operator in the warehouse freezer until his retirement in 2007. Polly was also a member of the Safety Committee and helped the warehouse win many safety awards. He was a member of UFCW Local 1776, including serving as Secretary-Treasurer.
Polly was a lifelong Baltimore Orioles fan. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR. His favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt Sr. Polly was an active volunteer with Mother Seton School in Emmitsburg, helping with monthly Bingo Nights, Horse Race Nights, dances, and Emmitsburg Carnivals. He was often seen and heard calling Bingo for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Family Picnics. His other interests included crossword puzzles, word finds, and watching old TV Westerns.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Medvid; daughter Connie Hummel and husband Bill, daughter Brenda Northrup, son Michael Medvid, daughter Virginia Ott and husband Philip Ott, Jr., and son Edward Medvid and wife Brenda; granddaughter Donna Cochran and husband Jeff, grandson Brandon Northrup and significant other Kayla Schetrompf, granddaughter Brittany Custer and husband Paul Custer Jr., grandson David Northrup, grandson Christian Medvid, granddaughter Catie Medvid, grandson John Medvid, grandson Philip Ott; great-grandchildren: Addison, Ashleigh, Chloe, Daniel, Krista, Miley, Nova, Rusty, and Wyatt; and nephew Michael Landsperger. He was preceded in death by his sister Virginia Warfield, his son Tracy Medvid, and grandson Sean Ott.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 47 DePaul St., Emmitsburg, MD 21727. Arrangements have been entrusted to Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Emmitsburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church at the above address.