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Alice P. Polito

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ALICE P. POLITO MUNSTER, IN
Alice P. Polito of Munster passed away on Friday, July 19, 2013. She was preceded in her death by her father, August C. Polito; and her mother, Sarah J. Polito. Alice is survived by her brother, Russell Joseph Polito; and her loving and beautiful niece, Sarah E. Polito. She is also survived by her dear and devoted adopted sister, Dawn Radich-Kotz. Alice leaves behind numerous loving and supportive friends. She thanks her dedicated and professional physicians at Northwestern Medical Foundation, The Hospice of the Calumet Region, and Need a Helping Hand, an in-home care provider. Alice graduated from Marywood Academy for Girls in Evanston, IL. She earned her bachelors and masters degrees from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and was working toward her doctorate. Alice was a teacher for 41 years. She began her career at Kenwood Elementary School in Hammond, IN and taught there for three years. She then taught for a year at a university lab school in East Lansing, MI. Alice returned to Munster and taught at Frank Hammond Elementary School, where she ended her career after 37 years. She loved teaching little children. Surprisingly, some (but not all) of her best friends were the parents of her former students and the students themselves. Alice enjoyed traveling abroad with her mother. She loved the arts; especially the opera, the symphony and exploring art museums. She was a founding member of St. Thomas More Church in Munster. Alice was also on the board of NICA (Northern Indiana Community Associates) of the Art Institute of Chicago. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Thomas More Church, 8501 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, Hammond. Visitation will be Friday, August 9, 2013 from 3:00-8:00 PM at Kish Funeral Home, 10000 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Jude Research Hospital for Children in Memphis, TN, Hospice of the Calumet Area, the Riley Hospice House in Munster, IN or the in her memory. Alice was a fighter. She believed that "Courage isn't having the strength to go on - rather, courage is going on when you don't have the strength". As Alice would say, "Cancer didn't win. God won". www.kishfuneralhome.net

Published in The Times from Aug. 4 to Aug. 9, 2013
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