Robert J. Politano,
age 81 of Chesterton, passed away on September 17, 2017 at his home
surrounded by his wife and children.
He was born on June
8, 1936 in Brownstown, PA, to Joseph and Irene Politano, both of whom
preceded him in death.
Bob is survived by
the love of his life, Joan Brooks Politano. They were wed on March 23, 1957
at Saint Patrick Catholic Church and enjoyed a remarkable sixty years as man
He is also survived
by his children: Mary Branham (William Branham), Joseph Politano (Carol
Koziczynski), Barbara Poparad (Brian Waldo), Robert Politano, Jr., William
Politano (Karen Kelly), Patricia Decker (Brad Decker), all of Chesterton,
IN, and Kathleen Jennings (Mark Jennings) of Springfield, VA; his
grandchildren: William (Nicole) Branham, Brian Branham, Joseph Eppolito,
Jacob Eppolito, Nicholas Politano, Zachary Decker, Emily Decker, Abigail
Decker, all of Chesterton, IN, and Adaire Jennings of Durham, NC and
Madeleine (Logan) Jennings Baxter of Raeford, NC; and by his
great-grandchildren: Samantha Branham, Manny Branham, Aiden Branham, Amaya
Branham, and Ryder Eppolito, all of Chesterton, IN.
He is preceded in
death by his brother, Frank (Katheryn) Politano, his sister, Angeline (Vero)
Aloia, and infant sister, Kathleen Politano. Also daughters-in-law, Dora
Politano, Kris Politano and son-in-law William Poparad.
Bob graduated from
Elders Ridge High School in Elders Ridge, PA, in 1954, where he was a gifted
athlete and star of both football and baseball teams. He was an avid
sportsman and fisherman and was beloved by his grandchildren for teaching
them his skills and love of the outdoors. He worked at U.S. Steel for forty
years and was a dedicated Steelers and Pirates fan.
will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 3 p.m., at White-Love
Funeral Home, 525 South Second Street, Chesterton, IN. The family will
receive friends from 12 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
may be given to the VNA Hospice Center, 2404 Valparaiso Street, Valparaiso,
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