Pollitt, Amelia councilman, dies at 84

By Kristin Bednarski
Sun staff

Amelia Councilman Charles “Bob” Pollitt, 84, a life-long resident of Amelia, died Dec. 3.

Pollitt is survived by his wife, Tish, and two children.

Tish Pollitt said her husband had been fighting prostate cancer since 2000. Recently, the cancer spread.

Tish said that he was surrounded Friday by friends and family members.

“We were all here,” Tish said.

Tish said her husband accomplished many things in his life. He worked as an engineer, sold cars, worked as the captain of a boat, mowed grass at West Clermont Local School District and spent many years serving the village of Amelia.

“He will be deeply missed,” Amelia Mayor Todd Hart said. “He is not someone you can replace because he was a very unique person.”

Hart said Pollitt served the village a total of 20 years as council member and working for the maintenance department. Pollitt also helped pass a liquor law change in all precincts this November.

“It was sad that he left at a time that he was so involved,” Hart said.

Hart said the village will keep moving forward because that is what Pollitt would tell them to do. They plan to appoint a vice mayor at their Dec. 11 meeting and council will decide how to proceed with filling Pollitt’s position.

Tish Pollitt said her husband was the “comic relief” of village council, and she said he will be missed by many people.

“I had so many people meet him for 15 minutes and they would say to me ‘He is the funniest man,’” Tish Pollitt said. “I loved him dearly.”

In addition to his wife, Pollitt is also survived by his daughter LuAnn (Dan) Joswick and son Robert (Cathy) Pollitt and grandson Thomas “T.C.” Joswick.

There will be no memorial services for Pollitt. Memorials can be directed to the University of Cincinnati Medical School.

Amelia Village Council members appointed Derrick Campbell as vice mayor until the end of the year. Council members will discuss and decide how to fill Pollitt’s position in the coming weeks.