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Steven John Politis

April 1, 1934 ~ December 6, 2021 (age 87)

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Steven J. Politis, a resident of Georgetown, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully Monday, December 6, 2021, with his children by his side. 

Steven was born on April 1st in Athens, Greece to Yiannis D. Politis and Efthimia (Bartsotas) Politis. He came to the United States as a foreign student and earned his Bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Heald College and his Master’s in mathematics from Salem State University. Steven dedicated 36 years of his life to Newburyport High School where he taught engineering and industrial arts, mathematics, served as House Master and coached girls and boys soccer. 

Steven married Jane “Penny” (Alexander) Politis in 1965. They made their home in Georgetown, MA and had two children, Yiannis and Katherine. Steven is survived by his wife, children and their spouses (Kelli Politis and Dimitris Pehlivanis), five grandchildren and sister-in-law (Nancy Politis). Steven was predeceased by his brother James Politis and his sister and brother-in-law Katie and George Kourakos. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, services and burial for Mr. Politis will be private. A Celebration of his life will be held publicly in the summer of 2022. The Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950 is assisting with his funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Newburyport Education Foundation via their website or by sending a check to NEF, PO Box 1002, Newburyport, MA 01950.

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