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Calling Hours:
Friday, September 29, 2023, 4:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Funeral Service:
Saturday, September 30, 2023, 11:00am
First United Methodist Church
73 Clinton St., Greenville, PA
Rev. Diana White, officiating

Greenville B.P.O.E. #145 will have a Remembrance
Service at the conclusion of  calling hours on Friday.
Burial will be in Shenango Valley Cemetery.

Keith R. Hittle, age 79, of Woodshire Road, Hempfield Twp., Greenville, passed away Monday morning, September 25, 2023, in the ER of Atrium Health Medical Center, Charlotte, NC. He was born in Greenville on January 8, 1944, to Glenn C. and Mildred I. (Stainbrook) Hittle.

Keith was a 1961 graduate of Greenville High School and in 1973 he received his associate degree in applied business from Youngstown State University. He was hired as an estimator out of high school by the Greenville Steel Car, where he was employed for 25 years in multiple capacities ending as president. Keith then formed a partnership with Dan Wooldridge to create Potomac Railway Supply, which they operated together for over 10 years, before starting his own company KRH Railway Supply which he operated for the past 20 years.

Keith was an active member of First United Methodist Church, Greenville, where he had served as a treasurer and worship leader. He was a life member of Greenville B.P.O.E. #145, where he held various leadership positions, had served as a Trustee since 2006 and had helped with the Friday morning bowling for Gateway students over the past 40 years. Keith had served as the Chairman of the Hempfield Twp. Municipal Authority since 1988. He was a high school wrestling referee in the 1960’s and had also coached Junior Olympic Wrestling and Little League.

Most recently, he had volunteered with the Backpack Lunch Program for Greenville Area School District. Keith enjoyed golfing, softball, bowling, rooting for Cleveland sports and most of all, supporting his four grandsons in all their endeavors.

On March 31, 1972, he married the former Sandra McLaughlin, she survives at home. Also surviving are his brothers, Gary Hittle and wife Connie and Jack Hittle all of Greenville, son in law Gene Cianci of Greenville and grandsons, Gavin Cianci (Katie), Nolan Cianci (Brittney), Owen Cianci and Evan Cianci. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Pamela Cianci, an infant son, Richard Scott Hittle and a brother, Chuck Hittle.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 73 Clinton St., Greenville, PA 16125 or Pamela Cianci Scholarship Fund, c/o Northern Mercer County Community Foundation, 7 W. State St. #301, Sharon, PA 16146.

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17 Comments

  1. Jeri Saal Jeri Saal
    September 27, 2023    

    Sandy and family, Please accept my deepest sympathy. May memories sustain you in the days ahead.

  2. Kim Hyde Kim Hyde
    September 27, 2023    

    So very sorry for your loss. He always had a smile & was always so very kind.

  3. Kslake Kslake
    September 27, 2023    

    I would like to extend my deepest sympathy for your loss. Prayers being sent.

  4. The Emmett Family The Emmett Family
    September 27, 2023    

    Sandy and family. Was so saddened to hear of Keith’s passing. Sending our heartfelt condolences to all. Such a kind and generous man. He will be terribly missed by so many people !!!! Love to all

  5. Bob Lewis Bob Lewis
    September 27, 2023    

    Sandy, I was so sad to hear the news of Keith‘s passing. Please accept my sincere sympathy. Keith was a great friend growing up in Greenville. We we enjoyed hunting together, playing football and just being good friend. One of my best memories was of all the many late night hours we spent playing euchre with Keith, Jim McGranahan, Denny Mohr and me. Such fun
    RIP Keith!

  6. Brad Gosser Brad Gosser
    September 27, 2023    

    God Bless your family and friends, what a wonderful man!

  7. Karen Foulk Karen Foulk
    September 27, 2023    

    Sandy and family, was so surprised and saddened to hear of the passing of Keith. You know he was my boss when I worked at the Steel Car. He was such a kind man. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Cherish all the memories you had with Keith.

  8. The Haynes Family The Haynes Family
    September 27, 2023    

    My sincere Sympathy go out to you Sandy, such a kind man, I’ll always remember him watching Gavin & Nolan at every Basketball & Soccer game how he loved his grandkids ! God Bless

  9. Heather Thompson Heather Thompson
    September 28, 2023    

    I am so saddened to see we lost Mr. Hittle. He was one of our students biggest community advocates. He and Elk’s always go above and beyond for our students. We will be forever grateful for the blessings he gave to our students at GHS. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Fridays will not be the same without him.

  10. Joy Peterson Joy Peterson
    September 28, 2023    

    My deepest sympathy to the whole family. Truly sorry to hear of Keith’s passing.

  11. Sam and Peg Emmett Sam and Peg Emmett
    September 28, 2023    

    We are so sad by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Again just so saddened. We are out of town and we so sorry we can’t be there for you Love always

  12. Gregory G Greenlee Gregory G Greenlee
    September 28, 2023    

    My sincere condolences..
    Keeping the entire Family in my prayers, especially during this time as you celebrate Keith’s life..
    As you all know Keith was invaluable source of information not only for Hempfield Township but in the United Methodist Church Life as well.. I always look forward to having great conversations with him at trustee meetings or just in general..

  13. Nancy Weikal Nancy Weikal
    September 28, 2023    

    So sorry to hear of your loss. We had many great times together.

  14. Stephanie Williams Stephanie Williams
    September 28, 2023    

    I am so very sorry to hear this. My deepest condolences to the entire family during this difficult time. May god comfort you & hold you in prayer

  15. Nancy Groover Nancy Groover
    September 29, 2023    

    Sandy, I am so sorry for your loss. I never knew him before I joined the Elks a year ago and everytime I saw him he was always friendly and smiling. I know your pain. It is hard losing your life partner. May you always remember your fondest memories of him. It gives you something to hold on to. RIP dear Keith!!
    Your friend and former classmate, Sandy!!
    Prayers and pleasant thoughts to you and your family!!
    Love, Nancy Groover

  16. Larry Redfoot & Nancy Little Larry Redfoot & Nancy Little
    September 29, 2023    

    Sandy, Gary and family: Our apologizes, intended to attend calling hours in person. Deepest sympathies for Keith, you all are in our prayers.

  17. Jay Wasser Jay Wasser
    September 30, 2023    

    Sandy and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss and sorry I couldn’t make it to the funeral home to pay my respects. Keith was a great man, I appreciated all his wisdom when I was an officer at the Elk’s.

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