Richard G. Polites

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  • "Dick was my friend and mentor at Hamilton Avnet, we worked..."
    - Monica Malone
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Richard G. Polites, 91, formerly of Westminster, currently of Manchester, passed away Friday evening, September 18, 2015 at Longview Nursing Home in Manchester. Born June 16, 1924 in Baltimore and was the son of the late Constantine Gregory and Amanda Chew Polites. He was the loving husband of the late Doris V. "Dee" Pumphrey Polites who predeceased him in 1990. He was the beloved companion of 10 years to Mary Anna Marley of Westminster. Richard was a graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. He attended John Hopkins University and was a graduate of Davis Elkins College. He was employed in electronics component sales and retired from Bendix Friez (Radio) and Hamilton (Avnet) Electronics. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, having served during WWII. He was a member of the Parkville American Legion Post # 183. He enjoyed listening to Big Band music, ocean and bay fishing, playing golf, and watching football. He was an avid Baltimore Colt, Raven, and Oriole fan. He was a very patriotic and a Civil War Buff. Surviving in addition to his companion are sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher and Beverly Polites of Westminster, and Gregory and Julia Polites of Eldersburg; brother William Polites of Etters, Pa., sister Constance Downs of Blacktown, Australia; and grandchildren Jordan Christopher, Stephen, Amy Lynn, Douglas James and Catherine Lynne Polites. The family will receive friends at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster on Tuesday from 10 until the start of the funeral service at 1:00 pm. Interment will be in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his name to the , 1850 York Rd., Suite D, Timonium MD, 21093. Online condolences may be offered at

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Pritts Funeral Home
412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on Sept. 20, 2015
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