Paul A. Polito—9/21/2017

Paul A. Polito “Gooch” passed away peacefully surrounded by family members on Thursday, September 21, 2017 after a yearlong battle with a rare blood cancer.

Paul was born in Lansdale, PA on April 24, 1930 and was the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Aufiere) Polito.  He was an amazing son, brother, uncle and friend, always greeting you with his warm smile. He graduated from Lansdale High School in 1947 with a close-knit circle of lifelong friends that he walked through life’s adventures together. He served in the Army as Cpl. Co. A. 4th Tank Battalion during the Korean War and was stationed in Ft. Hood, Texas.

He is survived by his sisters Rita Mellinger (Lansdale), Betty Polito (Hatfield), Rosalie Lepo (husband Joe) (Norristown), Jane Ciccocelli (husband Tony) (North Wales), and brothers John Polito (Lansdale) and James Polito (Lansdale).  He is predeceased by his sisters Nancy Werner and Celeste Furhman and his brother Joseph Polito.

He was a Master Plumber by trade but Paul would go on to take on building complete homes and total renovations.  He always joked he “flipped houses way before it was popular” He had a longtime love of  Thoroughbred race horses and Harness Racing and owned several over the years. Notably, his race horse “Booty’s Dizzy” finished one race in a very rare triple dead heat.  He loved his Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles and rarely ever missed a game.  He loved to visit the state of Florida every year with his friends and enjoyed his travel with his companion Nancy.  Although, he did not marry or have any children he enjoyed relationships with all of his nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  Of significance, Anthony Ciccocelli who patiently cared for him in the last months, and Jena (Ciccocelli) Baffone. He had a wonderful life and lived it fully.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Paul’s Funeral Mass on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 51 Lansdale Ave, Lansdale, PA. 19446, where the family will receive friends from 10 to 11 AM in Church before Mass. Interment private at a later date.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Paul’s name can be made though mail to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8517 or on line at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.  Arrangements are by Simcox-McIlvaine Funeral Home in Lansdale.

 

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