Wesley Pollitt, 93, had a daughter in Sherman
Wesley Pascal Pollitt, 93, a 38-year resident of Danbury and former longterm resident of Maplewood, N.J., died June 13 at his home.
He was born and raised in Maplewood, where he raised his four daughters with his wife of 57 years, Edith (McGann) Pollitt.
Following five years of active duty in World War II, he joined the Army Reserve, from which he retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1961. That same year, he successfully ran for Maplewood Town Council and served as a Township Committee member for three consecutive three-year terms.
Devoted to Maplewood, Mr. Pollitt served as president of the board of health; a trustee of the Drug Abuse Council and the Child Guidance Clinic; a member of the official board of Morrow Memorial Church; a commissioner of the Community Pool Authority; and grand marshall (for 15 years) of the township Memorial Day exercises. In additon, he served in various other capacities, including Scouting, fraternal, social and charitable organizations throughout the township of Maplewood.
Mr. Pollitt loved a good joke, but even more than that he loved to sing. After serving in the Pacific during World War II, he returned home and founded the Maplewood Glee Club; perhaps his proudest achievement and greatest joy was his 25 years singing with the Maplewood Glee Club and his membership in the Glee Club's 66-year existence.
Mr. Pollitt is survived by four daughters, Lynn Elizabeth von der Linden, of Mountainside, N.J.; Judith Ann Witters, of Sherman; Jan Meredeth Putnoky, of Bernardsville, N.J.; and Karen (Pollitt) Fowler, of Tulsa, Okla.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his estranged wife of eight years, Rita (Smith) Pollitt, of Fort Meyers, Fla.
A service will take place Aug. 31 at the First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury.
Memorials may be sent to the Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 405 Main St., Danbury CT 06810.