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David Pollitt, Light St. Presbyterian Church pastor, dies

David Pollitt, Light St. Presbyterian Church pastor, dies

David L. Pollitt, a retired Light Street Presbyterian Church pastor and a community activist who brought affordable housing to South Baltimore, died of a stroke Nov. 16 at the Sinai Hospital Hospice. The former South Baltimore resident was 82.

Born in in Huntingdon, W.Va., he was the son of Robert Pollitt, a businessman, and his wife, Anita Trusty, a homemaker. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Lynchburg College and was a graduate of Lexington Theological Seminary. He later earned a doctorate at McCormick Seminary in Chicago.

Raised in the Disciples of Christ, he told his family he always wanted to go into the ministry. In 1961 he was ordained and served churches in...

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