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Ashford A. "Sonny" Hite

October 14, 1925 January 16, 2019
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Hyde Park, NY

Ashford A. “Sonny” Hite, 93, a longtime Hyde Park resident, died Wednesday January 16, at home with his family by his side.

Born on October 14, 1925, in Mustoe, Virginia, he was the son of the late Sullie and Annie Gutshall Hite. On July 5, 1975, in Port Ewen, he married the love of his life, Christine Sorrentino Gaal, with whom he enjoyed spending time with. Christine predeceased him on August 10, 2007.

Mr. Hite was self-employed owning and operating Burgess Vending of Hyde Park. Sonny proudly served in the United States Navy, during World War II. He was a member of the Crum Elbow Rod and Gun Club in Hyde Park.

Surviving are five children, Kevin Hite of Monroe; Nancy Austin of Monroe; John Gaal and wife, Darlene, of Port Ewen; Joanne Reynaud of Ulster Park; Christine Knapp and husband, Ron, of Poughkeepsie; a sister, Mildred Pells, Clinton Corners; nine grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.   In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by eight siblings.

Calling hours will be from 10 am to 12 pm, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park. Funeral services will begin at 12 pm, Wednesday, January 23rd at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kregg Gabor, officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the family plot in Union Cemetery of Hyde Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Foundation, 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.  To send a condolence or for directions, please visit www.sweetsfuneralhome.com


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Visitation

Wednesday

23

Jan

10:00 AM 1/23/2019 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1/23/2019 12:00:00 PM
Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.

4365 Albany Post Rd.
(Route 9)
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.
4365 Albany Post Rd. Hyde Park 12538 NY
United States

Service

Wednesday

23

Jan

12:00 PM 1/23/2019 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 1/23/2019 1:00:00 PM
Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.

4365 Albany Post Rd.
(Route 9)
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.
4365 Albany Post Rd. Hyde Park 12538 NY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Union Cemetery Final Resting Place

1076 Violet Ave.
Hyde Park, NY 12538

1076 Violet Ave. Hyde Park 12538 NY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation

374 Violet Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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