Sammamish, Wash. resident Jay J. Hite died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 in Bellevue, Wash. He was 50.
A celebration of Mr. Hite's life, including a time of sharing and reception, will begin 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 2010 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., Issaquah, Wash.
Mr. Hite was born March 13, 1961 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Edward and Pauline Hite. He was raised in Anchorage and graduated from East High School in 1979. He received his Bachelor in Business Administration-Economics and Masters of Business Administration from Gonzaga University. Mr. Hite was a financial broker who advised numerous financial institutions. He was recently employed by Wells Fargo Advisors.
Mr. Hite married Elizabeth Mallen on July 26, 1986 in Anchorage. They moved to Washington in March of 1989 and made their home in Sammamish in 1997.
Mr. Hite's many hobbies and interests included fishing, bike riding, reading, pie and jelly making, smoking salmon, canning, gardening, watching and playing hockey and listening to a variety of music including oldies rock guitar stylings.
Mr. Hite was preceded in death by his father.
Mr. Hite is survived by his wife and their children Alexandra, Jacqueline and Michael, all of Sammamish; his mother Pauline Hite of Anchorage; brother David Hite of Anchorage; sister Laurie Fagnani and her husband, Matthew, of Anchorage, and sister Julie Buck and her husband, George, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is also survived by many loving relatives and friends.
Mr. Hite's family suggests remembrances be sent to KIVA.org to continue his entrepreneurial sponsorships.
Friends are invited to share memories, view photos, and sign the family's on-line guest book at www.flintofts.com. Arrangements by Flintofts Issaquah Funeral Home.
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