Theodore Polite, Sr.
Theodore Polite, Sr.

Obituary of Theodore C. Polite, Sr.

Mr. Theodore C. Polite, Sr., 72, of Utica, formerly of Delaware, passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, with his loving family by his side. Theodore was born in Lewes, DE on September 13, 1948, the son of Theodore and Ruth (Newcomb) Polite. He was raised and educated in Utica and received his education in local schools. Theodore was a self-employed carpenter and mechanic in the Utica area and throughout other parts of the northeast. He was an avid motorcycle and antique car and truck enthusiast, a gifted artist and enjoyed a good cup of coffee. He found great joy in building things with wood, especially if he could share his talents with family and friends. Theodore was a true family man and people person, who received his greatest joy spending time with his beloved family and friends. Mr. Polite is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Colette and Paul Mazzuca of Taylorsville, GA and Tanya Polite of Starke, FL; four sons and one daughter-in-law, Theodore Polite, Jr. “TC” of Holland Patent, NY, Rocky Polite of Lewes, DE, Richard and Nicole Polite of Milford, DE and Bo Polite of Millsboro, DE; one brother, Edgar Polite of DE as well as 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Edith Arcuri and brother, Robin Polite. A memorial service, to celebrate Theodore’s life will be held at a later date.
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