David L. Hittie, 65, of Carlisle, died suddenly on Saturday, June 14, 2014,
in York County doing what he loved, playing volleyball. He was born on August 7, 1948, in Brothersvalley
Twp., Somerset County, a son of the late Robert E. and Inalee G. (Bittner) Hittie.
David was a 1966 graduate of Susquehannock High
School and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Penn State University. He worked many
years as an Industrial Engineer for the former C. H. Masland & Sons, Carlisle, and was most recently employed by the Carlisle
Area School District as an Instructional Aide. David loved working with the teachers, staff and students
of Mount Holly and Hamilton Elementary Schools. David was an avid volleyball player and enjoyed attending
his sons’ volleyball and musical events. David was proud that at 65, he beat both of his sons at
racquetball! He enjoyed gardening and making his special zucchini bread with his fresh grown zucchini.
David also enjoyed water skiing.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of nearly 26 years, Robin (Minshull) Hittie, two sons;
Jonathan D. and Benjamin R. Hittie, both students at Penn State University, two brothers; Robert Hittie of New Freedom and
Lester Hittie of Coxs Mills, WV, four sisters; Helen Laughman of Red Lion, Geraldine Tipton of Broadview Heights, OH,
Gladys Keeney and Melva Moser, both of York and many nieces and nephews. David was predeceased by one sister,
A viewing will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Friday,
June 20, 2014, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St.; Carlisle.
Rev. Eric Shafer will officiate. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, 90 Hope Dr., A120; P. O. Box 852, Hershey,
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are so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed playing volleyball with your dad over the past 10+ years...looked forward to it every
weekend and it wasn't the same when all of you weren't there. On days we didn't play I always enjoyed talking
to him back in the shade under the trees.
I look forward to seeing you guys though, and hope we can continue to keep
in touch in the future.
Greg, Pat, Matt, Hannah and Daniel
The Richards Family
Robin, I'm very sorry to hear the loss of your husband. Your thoughts and prays are
with you. If you need anything let me know.
Robin, Jon and Ben,
I was so sorry to hear about Dave. I have many, many great memories of playing, spectating and talking with Dave, who did
so much for my son and other boys volleyball players over the years. Every time I play this summer, I will think of Dave.
Robin, John and Ben
I am so sorry for you loss.
Your father was a great man. He was very Energetic, Kind, Caring and Compassionate. I enjoyed playing cards with him at
the Swim Club. He will really be missed.
ben and jon
he was a great brother and also my best friend I will miss him as much as I miss charley love you all
I am so sorry to hear about
Mr. Hittie. I send my prayers for you and the family. Ben is very social to our family and it was good to have met all of
you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
Condolences, Ky, Chad, Debbe, KaRon (Stanback)
We are so sorry for your loss. From our volleyball
community, we send our love and prayers for your comfort during this difficult time.
World Series of Beach Volleyball
Robin, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
during this very difficult time. May the Lord be with you and comfort you and your family.
Dear Robin, Jon, and Ben,
I am very sorry to hear about
David. He was a very kind man and I have fond memories of him from Grace Church. I am currently studying abroad in England,
but wanted at least to send you my sincere condolences via the web. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Peace to you during this sad and difficult time.
Robin, Jon and Ben,
I'm still in shock and disbelief. How can a guy
as productive, creative, energetic, strong, clever and funny as Dave be dead in the blink of an eye. I'm hurting badly
over losing him as a friend, so I can only imagine the depth or your sorrow. Please let us know if there's anything our
family can do. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. But be assured that Dave will be remembered fondly by the many people
who were lucky enough to know him.
was so sorry to hear about Uncle Dave. He was always so easy to talk to, and such a kind man! Our family will miss him so
I am deeply saddened to
hear of your loss. I will always remember Dave for his kindness and his welcoming attitude on and off the volleyball court.
Also, as a father myself, I was and will continue to be inspired by the closeness I saw among your family enjoying the game
together over the years.
for your loss.
My sincere sympathy to you and
John & Ben, I'm very sorry about your
Farewell my neighbor and friend. May Bod bless your
soul and welcome you to Heaven and Eternal Life. Your earthly presence will be sorely missed. Good luck on your first volleyball
game in heaven.
We were so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys.
If there is anything we can do please let us know.
John and Lynn Potteiger
Jon & Ben, Walk proudly knowing Dave lives on through you.
Melva Gayle Moser
Dear Robin, John and Ben,
We are so very shocked and saddened to hear about
Dave's sudden death. When we think of him, we think about what a wonderful father and husband he was. He was so supportive
of his boys in sports and music and was such an active, involved part of their lives. He was a great example to us. We also
admired him for his passion for life and especially volleyball. Nobody was surprised to see him attending the highschool
volleyball games this year, even though both boys had graduated. We didn't know how Carlisle volleyball was going to
survive without the Hittie family and Dave's leadership. It seems appropriate that he died on the volleyball court, playing
John. Rhys knew him the best of all of us and will really miss him. Max was also quite shaken up when he found
out. You guys are such a close, strong family and we know you will help each other carry on. Robin, you and Dave were such
a stable, united couple and we know that you will always carry his love and strength with you in the coming days. Our thoughts
and prayers are with you.
The Stephens Family
Robin and Family,
I was so terribly
sorry to learn this morning of David's sudden and unexpected passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with
each of you.
Robin, even though I did not know David well, I could tell that he was a great guy and a wonderful
and loving husband and father. I'm sure that you and your family will be strengthened in the days and weeks ahead by
many fond memories that you shared together. I, more than most people, probably know how mentally tough and resilient you
are, Robin. I KNOW you will persevere in the days ahead!
Please take care of your wonderful mother, and do pass
along my thoughts to her. My mother sends her sincere condolences to you as well. She looks forward to celebrating her 100th
birthday next Thursday.
I will be in touch soon...
Robin, Jon & Ben
I'm very sorry to hear about Dave. My thoughts and prayers
are with your family during this very difficult time.
Dale & sa
Jon and Ben-
We were so sorry to hear about Dave's passing. We enjoyed some good conversations with him while watching
Ben and Avery play volleyball. Your family has been in our thoughts and prayers many times this week. When the days seem
dark and sadness overwhelms you, trust in the Lord and he will renew your strength and bring you comfort.
George, Cristal and Avery Spiess
prayers at this sad time. I saw his obit on the Masland fb page. Dave is well remembered as a really good guy!
I just learned of the passing of your beloved husband David and I am so very sorry
for your loss. Please know that I am holding you and your family in my heart. You have my deepest sympathy. May the love
of family and friends comfort you during this difficult time and in the days ahead.
Dear Mrs. Hittie,
I wanted to send my condolences on the loss of your husband.
I worked with Dave at Hamilton Elementary. He worked directly with me in the classroom for six years, and I was always grateful
for his dedication and work ethic. He spoke often of you and your family and was very proud of your sons. Dave will be missed.
I wish you and your boys comfort and peace in your time of grief.
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