James C. Politz, 75

August 09, 2011

JAN. 20, 1936-AUG. 7, 2011

Mr. James C. Politz, 75, of Frederick, Md., passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at his home.

He was the husband of Marsha Lee Politz for 53 years.

Born Jan. 20, 1936, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late William and Marie Agnes Maguire Politz.

James attended St. John's College High School, where he graduated in 1953 and then went on to receive his bachelor's degree from George Washington University in 1957.

James was an avid fisherman and boater. He was very passionate about the ocean. James also was a dedicated Notre Dame football and basketball fan. He was extremely brilliant, and admired by his friends and colleagues as a mentor.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his four children, Cynthia Hollis of Boonsboro, Md., Janice Politz of Fort Collins, Colo., Robert Politz of Frederick and Debra Ellerbe of Pawley's Island, S.C.; seven grandsons and three granddaughters; brother, Richard Politz of Key Largo, Fla.; cousin, Joanne Lindsey of Margate, N.J.; mother-in-law, Dorothy Funkhouser of Boonsboro, Md.; and his beloved dog, Willey Wonka.

A Requiem Mass will be offered Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at 2 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 118 E. 2nd St., Frederick. The Rev. Miguel Mateo will be the celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 11602 Kemp Mill Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902-1718.

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