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Herbert Charles Hitchens

July 29, 1940 ~ June 2, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old


Herbert Charles Hitchens peacefully transitioned from this world on Friday, June 2, 2023 with his beloved dog Buddy by his side. 

Herb was the son of the late Herbert Sr. and Dorothy Ruth (Dechert) Hitchens.

Herb was an honored lifetime member of the Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company with 55 years of service to his community. An original organizer of the Saxonburg Fire Police Division, he wore many hats throughout that time including Captain and Assistant Captain. He was also a member of the PA State Fire Police Association and a life member of the Butler County Fire Police Association.

Herb enjoyed collecting 57 Chevy's, camping, playing cards, weekend drives and sharing the gift of laughter with his jokes. Herb was always the fella you called to help you out of any predicament.

He is survived by his adored wife, Marysue and their dog Buddy, his children, David, Danielle (Mike Guthrie) and Kimberly (Raymie Blystone), his grandchildren, Christopher (Megan) and Rodger (Emily), 3 great grandchildren and 2 nieces. 

He will be missed by many friends, particularly his brothers and sisters of the Saxonburg Fire Police. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, Willa (Gift) and Joyce (Ogilvie) and his best friends, Rodger Turner and Howard Kelley.

Friends will be received on Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 6-7 pm at the Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company, 290 Horne Avenue, Saxonburg. A memorial service will be held at 7 pm. Casual attire is requested.

At his request, interment will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company c/o Saxonburg Fire Police, 290 Horne Avenue, Saxonburg, PA 16056.

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June 8, 2023

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company (Horne Avenue, Saxonburg)

Memorial Service
June 8, 2023

7:00 PM
Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company (Horne Avenue, Saxonburg)


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