by Bonnie L. Cook
Joseph R. Polito Jr., 77, of West Chester, a lawyer and civic volunteer so devoted to his home turf that friends called him "Mr. Chester County," died Sunday, June 19, of cancer at Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester. He had been diagnosed in 2011, his family said.
Born on Valentine's Day, Mr. Polito was the first son of Giuseppe Rosario Polito, of Monforte San Giorgio, Sicily, and Rose Concetta Terrizzi, of West Chester. He grew up playing in the aisles of his family's corner grocery in West Chester.