Richard Politte

Obituary of Richard A. Politte

Richard A. Politte, 69, of Hopatcong passed away on Sunday December 27, 2020. Born on May 23, 1951 in Brownsville, PA Rick resided in West Orange prior to moving to Hopatcong in 1981. He served proudly in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Rick was a plumber and worked for both Palmese Plumbing and Calamito Plumbing in Montclair. Rick enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, spending time with the "Pavinci's Crew", his "VA buddies" and his view of Lake Hopatcong. He was predeceased by his daughter, Elyse Marie Politte, his father Joseph Politte, Sr., his mother Carolyn (Stuchel) Taylor and her husband Ray, his brother Joseph Politte and his father and mother-in-law Joseph and Marie Calamito and brother-in-law Rich Marino. Survivors include his wife, MaryBeth (Calamito), daughter, Rachel Politte and her husband Christopher Hendershot, brother John Politte and wife Karen, three sisters Sharon Marino, Debi and Chris Burke and Lora and Al Fischer, brother-in-law Joe Calamito and partner Debbie Wright, close friends Kristi, Larry, Dalia and Nick and many nieces and nephews. Rick's Life Celebration will include visiting on Sunday January 3, 2020 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM at Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home, 150 Landing Road, Landing, NJ. Cremation will be private. For memorial donations, please consider Department of Veterans Affairs at

Visitation at Funeral Home

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 3, 2021
Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home
150 Landing Road
Landing, New Jersey, United States
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