Don­ald R. Hit­ner of Guthriesville

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - NEWS -

Don­ald R. “Don” Hit­ner, 83, of Guthriesville, passed away Sunday, Oc­to­ber 9, 2016, at Neigh­bor­hood Hospice of West Ch­ester. He was the beloved hus­band of Mary A. (nee DiPiano) Hit­ner, with whom he shared 47 years of mar­riage.

Born in Con­shohocken, he was the son of the late Harry and Lil­lian Risell Hit­ner.

Don was a grad­u­ate of Con­shohocken High School. He then went on to be em­ployed by Pen­nDot at the West Ch­ester main­te­nance fa­cil­ity, most re­cently as as­sis­tant man­ager, re­tir­ing in 2002 with 44 years’ ser­vice.

Hav­ing an in­ter­est in sports, Don was a fan of the Phillies. For many years, Don fol­lowed the Downingtown High School Foot­ball team. You would reg­u­larly see him on the side­lines and he was al­most like a staff mem­ber. He also fol­lowed Downingtown Girls’ Bas­ket­ball and was con­sid­ered a “su­per fan,” help­ing with sta­tis­tics, and at­tend­ing their events. Don was ac­tive at the Brandy­wine YMCA where many con­sid­ered him as an un­of­fi­cial greeter.

In ad­di­tion to his wife, Don is sur­vived by a son, Tom Hit­ner, of Coatesville; daugh­ters, An­drea (Chris Al­te­mus) Hit­ner, of Char­lotte, NC, Sarah (Pa­trick Quigley) Hit­ner, of Van­cou­ver, BC, and Chrissy Poth, of Guthriesville; sis­ter, Lor­raine Guar­ino, of Har­leysville; a niece, Bet­tianne Car­line, of Naperville, IL; 5 grand­chil­dren, sev­eral nieces and neph­ews, and his faith­ful ca­nine com­pan­ion, Nici. He was pre­de­ceased by broth­ers, James and Robert Hit­ner.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 21, at the James J. Terry Fu­neral Home, 736 East Lan­caster Av­enue, Downingtown, where fam­ily and friends may visit from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. In­ter­ment will be pri­vate.

In lieu of flow­ers, please donate in Don’s mem­ory to Downingtown East Girls’ Bas­ket­ball Booster Club, c/o Downingtown East High School, 50 Devon Drive, Ex­ton, PA 19341.

To send on­line con­do­lences, visit www.jamester­ry­fu­ner­al­home.com.

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