James “Jim” Howard Hitt

James “Jim” Hitt, 80, formerly of Binghamton, NY passed away peacefully with Tammy “TJ”, his loving wife/soulmate for more than 42 years, at his side on Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Rich Hahn of Hummelstown, PA; grandson, David Hahn and family of Hershey, PA; great grandson, Elliott Hahn of Hershey, PA; sisters-in-law, Terry and Russ Harrington of Windsor, NY and Kimberly Stento of Apalachin, NY; nephew, Bradley Marshall of Seattle, WA; and niece, Makenna Harrington of Windsor, NY.

Jim was predeceased by his parents, Howard and Harriette Hitt; sister, Bonnie Balog; an infant son; mother-in-law, Jane Flanagan; and brother-in-law, Michael Stento.

Jim graduated from Chenango Valley High School class of 1961 and served in the USAF.  He then went on to manage the family business, Vestal Steak House before moving to Florida and becoming owner/operator of Sparkling Pool Services.  After 36 years in Florida, Jim and TJ retired to Simpsonville, SC.

A Memorial gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at Heritage Funeral Home, 313 North Main Street, Simpsonville, SC from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Greenville Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care.

Condolences to the family of James “Jim” Howard Hitt

  • Kim Stento
    1 year ago

    I will miss my brother so much! Sending you love and hugs and am ALWAYS here for you Sissy!

  • Marlene B Edwards
    1 year ago

    Tammy and family,

    I am very sorry for your loss. Sending healing prayers and comfort during this tough time. Thinking of you all!

  • Elena Vail
    1 year ago

    Sending you hugs, there are no words! My family extends their deepest sympathies to you and your family, my heart aches for you all.
    – Elena, Rochelle, and Michelle

  • Cheryl Grumbach
    1 year ago

    Tammy …. Amazing wonderful past memories of both of you . He certainly defied the odds . Our condolences and prayers for peace and joy of resurrection … Cheryl Grumbach

  • Wanda and Jeff Ballew
    1 year ago

    The angels have a new friend. Jim was so much fun and we will miss him. Hugs and kisses to you TJ.

  • Judy Ann Bishop
    1 year ago

    Oh, Tammy, I am so so sorry for your loss!! Jim was a great man, and you and He had a wonderful “Love Story”! I wish we could be there with you!! Wishing you Peace and Love!!! Aunt Judy and family

  • Kimberly Nix
    1 year ago

    Jim was a kind soul and always had a smile. The love you two shared was clearly seen. May you feel comfort in cherished memories and a lifetime of love. ❤️ ♥️

  • Jim and my dad were great friends when I was in HS, in the early 2000’s. We spent a lot of time with them at that time. I remember seeing Jim and TJ before I went off to basic training and Jim was so proud of me, he was like an uncle to me. He will truly be missed

  • Jeanne Ardito
    1 year ago

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. May you find comfort in knowing so many people share in your sorrow.
    Jeanne & Frank Ardito

  • Rita McHugh
    1 year ago

    We are so sorry for your loss and send our love and prayers to you and your family. Rita & Mike McHugh

  • We are so sorry for your loss. So blessed to spend time with you and Jim since moving here. Jim always had a big smile and never met a stranger. We are going to miss him!

  • Sue McNerney
    1 year ago

    Tammy and family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Please accept my sincere condolences.

  • Bob and Celeste Brajer
    1 year ago

    God brings some people into our lives that you just have an immediate connection with. Despite a bit of an age difference, backgrounds, and history, Jim and I were those people. In my eyes, we immediately hit it off and that relationship grew to the point of me considering him the brother i never had. Celeste and I vacationed together with Jim and TJ (and Grandma Jane), celebrated Holidays, anniversaries, and birthdays with them, and shared an untold number of meals and happy hours with them. We shared tough times, but many, many more good times. Jim was the toughest guy I ever met and he fought through a lot during the years we knew him. I just pray that I personally show the same strength as Im faced with challenges in the future. I’m honored to have known such a genuine, loving, and straight shooting man. May you rest in peace my brother and be assured that we will help and support TJ to any extent that we can. Time now for you to rest Jim……please put in a good word to St. Peter for us.

  • Linda Ge’Julus
    1 year ago

    It is with our deepest condolences Tj to hear of Jim’s passing. We loved you all so much as our landlords and neighbors, you all were the best landlords and neighbors anyone could ever have! You and Jim became like family to us, and we were so honored when you all asked us to officiate your 30th year anniversary vow renewal. It was such a wonderful joy seeing the love you and Jim had towards each other, a love that we, (Paul and I) aspire to have, you all were our role models.
    I haven’t yet seen a couple, that made love seem so effortless, as the love you and Jim shown for each other . But, also I know there was a lot of effort put into having and nurturing growing into this kind of love that you and Jim had for each other. Indeed the word “Soulmate “ is the true meaning of you and Jim’s life and love..
    And as we felt the pain of losing you then, we feel the pain of hearing of Jim, and also, Mom(Jane) I didn’t know that until I read Jim’s obituary…
    We are praying for you and the family!
    We love you and you are still my Teegeesmeegee❤️‼️

  • Tonia and Eric Blanford
    1 year ago

    So sorry for your loss and may God watch over the family throughout this difficult time. Many prayers and blessings ❤️

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