Howard E. Hite
January 07, 1915 ‒ February 28, 2016
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Howard E. Hite, age 101, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Brookdale Assisted Living surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 7, 1915 in Pleasantville, Ohio the son of Rollah and Mabel (Corbett) Hite. Howard was a 1932 graduate of Pleasantville High School and in 1936 he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from The Ohio State University. Howard was a proud member of the 1933 Ohio State University Marching Band where he played the trombone. He also played the trombone in the Aladdin Shrine Band until 1964.
After graduation Howard moved to Mount Vernon, Ohio and worked 46 years as an engineer for Cooper Bessemer before retiring in 1982. He served on the boards of the Mount Vernon YMCA and Martin Memorial Hospital.
Howard was a member of Mount Zion Lodge #9 F&AM, Knox Chapter #236 Order of Eastern Star, Aladdin Shrine of Columbus, Baldwin Shrine of Mount Vernon and was a life member of the New Castle Pennsylvania Consistory.
He is survived by two sons, Roger (Lynn) Hite and Bruce (Marilyn) Hite both of Mount Vernon, a daughter, Nancy (Robert) Escheman of Hertford, North Carolina, five grandchildren, Doug Hite, Diane Rutherford, Andy Hite, Meghan Escheman and Jennifer Escheman, eight great grandchildren, Aaron Hite, Jesse Rutherford, Alexandra Rutherford, Matthew Hite, Abby Hite, Katie Jayne Hite, Alisha Hite and Brian Hite, two great great grandchildren, Jackson and Maddox.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 78 years, F. Louise (Poling) Hite (2015), a grandson, Alan Hite, two brothers, Everett Hite and Earl Hite.
Friends may call on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home where a Masonic service and funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Rev. Susan Stevens will be officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions in Howard’s name may be made to Kindred at Home, 112 Harcourt Road #4, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.
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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Howard E. Hite.