Felix Polito, 92, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013 following a lengthy illness. Felix was born on October 18, 1920 in Highbank, Texas to Nick and Dora Polito. He attended and graduated from Jefferson Davis High School in Houston, Texas. Felix joined the Army and was a member of the Army Air Corp, stationed in Puerto Rico and Merced, California. After the army, Felix worked as a tile setter; he then opened and operated a small grocery store for a number of years. Felix then worked in the Personal Records Division of the Harris County Clerk's office until his retirement in 1986.
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Felix is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Dorothy; brother, Joe; and sisters, Delphine and Louise. He is survived by his wife, Anna Marie; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Ronnie Hibner; granddaughter, Emily Hibner, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends.
Visitation will be held at Pat H. Foley Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 3 to 8 pm, with a Vigil at 6:30 pm and Rosary at 7 pm. A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. Pallbearers: Joseph Polito, Jr., James Hatcher, Chris Vollentine, Jim Vollentine, Jason Yeomans and Jonathan Polito.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Oct. 20, 2013