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John Thomas Hitch Jr.

November 7, 1934 ~ February 1, 2019 (age 84)
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Message from Sandra
February 18, 2019 11:23 AM

My condolences to the family. Please be comforted by the bibles promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15, John 5:28,29.
Message from Kay
February 8, 2019 10:28 AM

My sincerest condolences for your loss. One day soon, God promises to wipe our every tear (Rev. 21:3,4) and during such difficult times he assures us that he is close to us (Psalm 34:18). May you find strength, comfort, and peace through your reliance on him.
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A candle was lit by Kim Jones-Riley on February 6, 2019 9:16 AM
February 6, 2019

The Administration, School Board, Staff Members, Students and Families of East St. Louis School District 189 express our heartfelt sympathy to the Family of Mr. John Thomas Hitch, Jr.

John was a very kind, patient man. He truly loved his wife, children, family and friends. He was always willing to go above and beyond the call. John never let any challenge detour him from his mission in life…treating others with respect.

In your times of sorrow, you can lean on the East St. Louis School District 189 Family to carry you when you are weary, give you strength in your times of need, and provide comfort when you need inspiration. Our prayer is that GOD will grant your family peace. Always remember you love John, but GOD loves him more.

John has ascended into heaven. He is among the angels and has earned his wings. Let your strength not only get you through this day, but every day of your life. We will continue to keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. We encourage you to trust GOD. Humbly bow and surrender to HIS will. May GOD forever bless the Hitch Family.

Prayerfully submitted,
Arthur Culver
Superintendent of Schools
East St. Louis School District 189

Kinnis Williams, Sr.
School Board President
East St. Louis School District 189
Message from Sandra Guthrie
February 11, 2019 1:18 PM

As a 6 yr old , in 1956, I remember his kindness fondly at Bluff View School , the school up in the bluffs , now in Fairview . He often assisted teachers caring for the children. Bless his soul !
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A Petals Aglow was sent by The Kellison-Linn family on February 6, 2019
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A candle was lit by Rev. Daryl and Kathy Williams on February 5, 2019 10:32 PM
Message from Rev. Daryl & Kathy Williams
February 5, 2019 10:31 PM

II Timothy chap. 4:7-8 I fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing
Message from lonnie clayton
February 4, 2019 1:56 PM

I am so sorry to hear that John has passed . He was a very nice man and quite the Gentleman . May God be with you in your time of sorrow and give you comfort knowing that John is at piece and in the hands of GOD .
Message from Eneatha Attig Secrest
February 3, 2019 4:34 PM

So sorry for your loss. It's never easy to lose someone who has touched the lives of so many and left impressions that will make wonderful memories surface over and over again when we think of him. So many wonderful memories of our Bluff View days-we could always count on Mr. Hitch. We celebrate with you a life lived with purpose, accomplishment and love
Message from Derek McIntyre
February 2, 2019 7:51 PM

ED and Family,

I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad, Ed. May he rest In Peace.
Message from Ed
February 4, 2019 7:12 AM

Thanks for the kind words Derek.
Message from Sandi Brestel
February 2, 2019 7:44 PM

I am so sorry to hear of your father-in-laws passing.
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