HITE, Robert E. Jr., 88, of Upper Chichester, Pa., died June 27, 2013 at his home. He was born in South Boston, Va., son of the late Robert E. Sr. and Margaret Duncan Hite and lived in Richmond, Va and Philadelphia, prior to moving to his late residence six and a half years ago. Robert was a graduate of Armstrong High School in Richmond, class of 1941 and attended Drexel Uniersity. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during WWII. He was employed at Radio Corporation of American (9RCA) for 30 years, retiring in 1988. Mr. Hite was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and was previously a member of St. Philips Church in Richmond, and The House of Prayer in Philadelphia, where he was very active in the church community. Robert was a member of American Legion Henry Hopkins Post #881 and loved fishing, bowling, reading and photography. He was husband of the late Claudia Sutton Hite, who died in April of 1990 and Rosa Williams Hite, who died in Spetember of 2006 and grandfather of the late Carl A. Anderson (Dana.) He is survived by his children, Gloria A. Ducker (Otis), Robert C. Hite Sr. and Patricia Hite Jackson; brothers, William Hite (Susie) and Hollis Hite (Janice); grandchildren, Robert C Hite, Jesse T. D. Anderson, L. Anthony Williams, Tiffany J. Peters (Stefen) and Maurice Battle; 11 great-grandchildren and one soon to be; two great-great-grandchildren; and very special brother-in-law, Millard "Milt" Suttop (Karen); and a host of relatives and friends. Burial Rite and Eucharist 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at St. Paul's P.E. Church, 301 E. Ninth St., Chester, Pa. 19013, where friends may call 9 to 9:45 a.m. Burial private. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Mary's Food Cupboard, c/o the above church. Online condolences may be made to www.whiteluttrell.com.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.