(1989 Sigsbee reunion)


Anthony J. "Pina" Politz

A resident of Cypress, Texas, he died at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, 2009. He was 84, born Aug. 17, 1925, in Napoleonville. Visiting at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Napoleonville, on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment in the church cemetery. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Kate Denoux Politz; son, Timothy Joseph Politz; daughters, Cathlyn Politz Mayson and husband John, and Terry Politz Brown and husband Paul; sister, Lucille "Lou" Politz Simoneaux and husband Charles; brothers, Russell "Bill" Politz and John Politz and wife Betty; grandchildren, Brent Mayson, Cheri Mayson Longan, Angie Politz, Courtney Politz and Taylor Politz; and great-grandchildren, Danielle Longan and Caleb Longan. Preceded in death by his parents, Gaetano Politz and Rosa Macaluso Politz; brother, Peter A. Politz; and sisters, Doris P. Mascarella, Josie P. Simoneaux and Mary P. Landry. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a survivor of a kamikaze attack on April 14, 1945, on the destroyer USS Sigsbee (DD-502) at Okinawa. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 1099, VFW and the American Legion. He retired as vice president of Valley Steel Products Co. after 43 years. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Arrangements by Landry's Funeral Home, Napoleonville.
Published in The Advocate on December 18, 2009

Following are words the grand-children and great- grand -children put together for the funeral  about their Paw Paw, Anthony J Politz. Brent spoke for all of them.

                                             Our Paw Paw was the only grandfather each of us ever knew.

                                 Although he was the only  one, he was great enough to fill the shoes of many.

                                         He always made each and every one of us feel important and special.

                                                He loved each one of us unconditionally and wholeheartedly.

                                 He promised us the world and he delivered.  He was not one to disappoint.

                                 When we would visit, their home was always filled with love and laughter

                                                         It was tradition at family gatherings for us to

                                                      put on a performance for  Maw Maw and Paw Paw.

                                           It began with us grand-kids and continued with the great-grand kids.

                                 When he would watch each of us dancing and showing him our performance,

                                                             He would say it was the best he had ever seen.

                                                             He was our biggest fan, and he was our hero.

                                                                We are honored and proud to be his legacy.


                                                           Your loving grandchildren and great grand children;

                                                  Brent, Cheri, Angie, Courtney, Taylor, Danielle & Caleb

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Web Masterís Notes:  Anthony J. Politz enlisted in the US Navy V-6 program,  July 19, 1943, at New Orleans, LA, service #645 99 86.  A. J. was received aboard the USS Sigsbee DD-502 October 20, 1943 at Pearl Harbor TH, from ComDesPac flag for duty.  Anthony Joseph Politz, TM3c served with pride and honor aboard the USS Sigsbee two years, three months and twenty five days.  A. J. was transferred February 2, 1946 to Receiving Station, Charleston, SC for further transfer to Separation Center, New Orleans for discharge.  A. J. & Kate Politz attended Sigsbee reunions since October l988.  He was Sigsbee coordinator for the keel laying of the Guided Missile Destroyer USS CHUNG-Hoon DDG-93 January 14, 2002, at Pascagoula, MS, attended the Chung-Hoon Christening at Pascagoula in January 2003 and the Commissioning of that great ship at Pearl Harbor, September 18, 2004.  A. J. Politz was a dear friend and a great shipmate.  He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.