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Joseph Lawrence Polites

April 26, 1935 August 10, 2016
Joseph Lawrence Polites
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: Joseph Lawrence Polites, 81, of Stephens City, VA and formerly of Grampian, passed away Wednesday August 10, 2016 at the Winchester Medical Center.

Born April 26, 1935 in Penn Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Anthony C. and Helen (Sass) Polites. Mr. Polites was a career U S Air Force Veteran serving during both the Korea and Vietnam Wars. After his Air Force Career, he was employed by the Pentagon in the Intelligence Division.

In his younger years he was a member of St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church in Grampian, PA where he had been an altar server and after settling in Stephens City attended the St Anthony Roman Catholic Church in Winchester and was a graduate of Curwensville Area High School.

On July 8, 1961 in Paris, France he wed the former Annie L. Smallwood who survives along with a daughter Michele Marie Anderson and her husband Russell Gene of Shenandoah Farms, VA, a step granddaughter Lisa, two sisters Mary Ann Brock and husband Joseph of Curwensville, PA and Ramona Teklinski of Grampian, PA as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters Shirley Polites, Dorothy Johnston and Phyllis Leasgang and three brothers William, Anthony Jr. and James Polites.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church Main Street Grampian, PA on Tuesday August 16, 2016 at 11:00 AM with the Reverend Father Mark J. Mastrian as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery Grampian.

Friends will be received at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. 300 State Street Curwensville, PA 16833 on Monday from 5 to 8 PM and again on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM when the procession will depart for the church.

The Rosary will be recited by members of St. Theresa’s Guild of St. Bonaventure’s on Monday at 4:45 PM and a Scripture Vigil Service will be conducted at 6:15 PM Monday, both at the funeral home.

The family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society 26 S. Second Street Clearfield, PA 16830.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

15

Aug

5:00 PM 8/15/2016 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/15/2016 8:00:00 PM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

16

Aug

9:30 AM 8/16/2016 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 8/16/2016 10:30:00 AM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Service

Tuesday

16

Aug

11:00 AM 8/16/2016 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8/16/2016 12:00:00 PM
St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church

461 Main Street
P.O. Box F
Grampian, PA 16838

St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church
461 Main Street Grampian 16838 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

108R North Second Street
Suite 1B
Clearfield,, PA 16830
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