Albert "Butch" Hovis
Albert "Butch" Hovis

AGE: 73 • Rehoboth Beach

Albert James "Butch" Hovis, age 73, of Rehoboth Beach, DE passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, DE. He was born in Dundalk, MD son of the late Albert Tittiger and Amelia Nelson.

Mr. Hovis graduated from Dundalk High School and received his Master's Degree in Social Work from The Catholic University of America in 1992. He was a highly educated man who spent time in Rome, Italy pursuing religious studies. Mr. Hovis was committed to God and enjoyed helping others. He was particularly fond of the work he did as a Mental Health Counselor in Sussex County. An avid reader and lover of animals, he would often provide care for stray and abandoned cats. Mr. Hovis loved people; he especially loved the special bond he shared with his sister, Susan. He was well known as a kind and caring man, committed to his family, friends and community.

Mr. Hovis is survived by his loving sister, Susan Tittiger of Rehoboth Beach, DE; a brother, Edward Tittiger of Linthicum, MD; an Aunt Ruth Hurley of Dundalk, MD and two cousins: Lynda Sobus of Havre De Grace, MD and Dotty Cristy of Dundalk, MD.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Edmond Catholic Church, 409 King Charles Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the SPCA, 22918 DuPont Blvd., Georgetown, DE 19947 or to your favorite animal shelter.

Please visit Mr. Hovis's Life Memorial webpage and sign his online guestbook at

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Published by The News Journal on Dec. 27, 2013.
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I think of Butch often he took me through a dark time in my life professionally. wish i had my notes
dj Brooke
December 21, 2019
Butch you changed my life iof despair to a life of peace and future adventurers. I thank you for giving me my life back. You brought me back from a dark place to the light. You were my angel on will be missed.
DJ Brooke
January 18, 2014
My dear've given me so much and will always stay within my heart and mind...the angels have a sensitive and caring "wing leader"...thank you for what you've given me wonderful my heart and soul forever.
Gail Cooper
January 14, 2014
May God look over you and bless you and your family and friends.
Lauri Saunders
January 1, 2014
I will miss you and your wisdom.
Lauri Saunders
January 1, 2014
My dear friend. Thank you for your friendship. Although it's been a short 7 years since we met, it was a lasting and symbiotic relationship. one that will remain near and dear to my heart.
Joe Roche
December 30, 2013
Dear Mentor, Friend and fellow Traveler. While we shared the path for a short time, you taught me much. Butch, you will live through us and through all that you touched. See you on the other side.
John Sykes
December 28, 2013
December 28, 2013
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