Jay J. Hite

January 26, 2010

By Contributor

Jay Hite

Jay J. Hite, of Sammamish, died Jan. 20, 2010, in Bellevue. He was 48.A celebration of Jay’s life, including a time of sharing and reception, was Jan. 25 at Pickering Barn.

Jay was born March 13, 1961, in St. Paul, Minn., to Edward and Pauline Hite. He was raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and graduated from East High School in 1979. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration — economics, and Master’s of Business Administration from the Gonzaga University. Jay was a financial broker who advised numerous financial institutions; he was recently employed by Wells Fargo Advisors.

Jay married Elizabeth Mallen on July 26, 1986 in Anchorage, Alaska. They moved to Washington in March 1989 and made their home in Sammamish in 1997.

Jay’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.

Jay is survived by his wife Elizabeth Hite and their children Alexandra, Jacqueline and Michael, all of Sammamish; his mother Pauline Hite, of Anchorage; brother David Hite, of Anchorage; sisters Laurie (husband Matthew) Fagnani, of Anchorage, and Julie (husband George) Buck, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is also survived by many loving relatives and friends.

Jay was preceded in death by his father Edward Hite on Nov. 15, 2004.

His family suggests remembrances to www.KIVA.org to continue Jay’s entrepreneurial sponsorships.

Arrangements by Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home — 392-6444.

Friends are invited to share memories, view photos, and sign the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

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