John Bovee Stitt

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Service Information
Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA

July 15, 1916 ~ March 3, 2011
"Jack will be remembered for his appreciation of family,
deep faith, and - to many _ his well-known love of a good joke."

John B. Stitt, 94, better known as "Jack" to his family and friends, died peacefully after a brief illness at the Ray Hickey Hospice in Vancouver, WA on March 3, 2011.
Jack served in the U.S. Army in Europe during WWII. His service continued for 15 additional years, with Jack and Thelma living overseas in Japan and Germany before settling in Vancouver in 1962.
The couple enjoyed visiting new and familiar places for the remainder of their lives together, traveling to Hawaii and many other states, as well as spending winters in San Diego and Laughlin, AZ. Jack also enjoyed golf and working his yard, frequently sharing his roses and tomatoes. In recent years he was an avid player of cards twice a week with a group of men at the Masonic lodge.
Jack is survived by his daughter, Judy Maw; his granddaughters, June Satak and Elizabeth McCarty; two great-granddaughters, Katie and Sarah Satak; a sister, Peg Riegel; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Although he was preceded in death by his wife of more than 65 years, Thelma, in 2008 and many friends and family, those who remain to mourn his passing are numerous. He was a well-loved man by all who knew him through All Saints Episcopal Church, as well as Mt. Hood Masonic Lodge and Henry Wentworth chapter of Eastern Star.
Services will be at All Saints Episcopal Church, Sat., March 19, 10 a.m., graveside service at 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, reception to follow in the Hospitality Room.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Ray Hickey Hospice or the church.
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Published in The Columbian on Mar. 10, 2011
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