Richmond Polito

POLITO, Richmond K., Sr., 65, of Rayland, Ohio, passed away Saturday April 13, 2013 at home.

He was born March 24, 1948 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Keri) Polito.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Madison Brooke Carson; and his in-laws, Robert Eastham and Phyllis Eastham Hallmark.

Rich retired in 2012 from the BOF Department at RG Steel, where he worked for 40 years. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, and playing cards.

Surviving are his wife, Eleanor “Ellie” (Eastham) Polito, whom he married on March 28, 1969; two sons, Richmond (Kim) Polito, Jr. of Ashboro, NC and Robert (Angie) Polito of Ashboro, NC; a daughter, Lori Ann (Chad) Pittman of Hickory, NC; two grandsons, Brandon Polito and Payton Pittman; two granddaughters, Emily Mae Carson and Shyanne Keri Polito; three sisters, Mary Jo (Larry) Hatfield of Rayland, Ohio, Kathy (Harry) Torriscelli of Wintersville, Ohio and Becky Eastham of Freemont, Ohio; a brother, Jim (Paula) Polito of Stockport, Ohio; and his extended family of six brother and sister-in-laws, Nancy (the late David) Mains, Robert Eugene Eastham, William (Frostie) Eastham, Debra (Chuck) Snider, Roger (Samantha) Eastham and Linda (Daniel) McCain.

Friends will be received on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and also on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Wheeler Funeral Home, 712 Third St., Brilliant, where his funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Roger Wayne, officiating.

Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Colerain, Ohio.

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