John F. Polito

December 24, 2021

CHARLOTTE – John F. Polito, 79, of Shelby, NC passed away peacefully on Friday, December 24, 2021 at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville.  He was born on July 15, 1942 in Punxsutawney, PA to the late Joseph Polito and Virginia (Mennetti) Polito of Walston, PA.

John graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 1960.  He worked for PPG Industries for 33 years at locations in Pennsylvania, Texas, Indiana, Washington and Georgia.  John then worked for Azdel in Shelby, NC for 11 years before retiring.  After retiring, John worked at Lowes Home Improvement in Shelby, NC for 16 years.

John is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joanne (Veselenak) Polito; daughters, Linda Polito and Lisa Pera of Charlotte and grandson, Gian Pera.  He is also survived by his sister, Linda Mankovich and her husband, Tom of KY; three brothers, Joseph Polito and his wife, Grace of PA, Dan Polito and his wife, Gerri of NC and David Polito of PA; and several nieces and nephews. 

Services will be private.

The family wishes to thank the staff at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House for their wonderful care and compassion. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be offered in memory of John to the Levine & Dickson Hospice House – Huntersville, 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville, NC  28078 or

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences may be shared at

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  • Dick Redfoot

    Joanne, Linda, Lisa
    Sorry to hear about the passing of John. John and I worked together many years in Meadville, Chehalis, Perry and Shelby. We also spent many day in the field hunting deer in
    Pennsylvania. He was a very good man an will be truly missed.

  • Joey Hamrick

    I so hated to hear this news of John’s passing. I have known John for many years as I am a contractor in Shelby and would see and talk with him on my Lowes visits. John was always happy to help and I always loved to talk with him about our mutual interest in the Pittsburg Steelers. John’s presence will be missed immensely. May God comfort this precious family with His love and peace through the process of letting go of this dear man and friend. God bless.

  • Wayne & Jaclyn Gonzalez

    Joanne, Linda and Lisa-- We are so very sad to hear of John's passing. As you may remember -- John and I worked together for many may years in Chehalis, Perry, and even some in Shelby. Living in Lea Glen around the corner now seems just like yesterday. I always had such deep love. admiration and respect for John - who to me was always a very good and very decent man, steady and always knowledgeable hand and a good friend. Although we haven't seen John now in a couple of years - in part due to Covid -- we will forever respect and miss him. All our love and thoughts are with you all

  • Annette Martino Cochran

    So sorry for your loss, Joanne, Linda, Lisa and Gian. Sending prayers for comfort through this difficult time.

  • Dolores Polito

    Aunt JoAnne, Linda, Lisa and Gian: So sad for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all as you grieve.

  • Louise Maleski

    I’m sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.

  • Jackie porada

    The whole family is in my thoughts and prayers

  • Joe & Grace Polito

    Thoughts & Prayers to his Family & Friend’s, our deepest Sympathy.Your look alike brother.

  • david eugene polito

    my brother john will be greatly missed by me and all who knew him . my heartfelt sympathy to Joanne Linda Lisa and Gian .