Christopher D. Hite, 33, of Sandusky, died Monday, May 3, 2010, at his father's home in Norwalk.
He was born Oct. 14, 1976, in Norwalk and was a lifelong area resident. Chris was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and was a 1995 graduate of St. Paul High School. He was a construction foremen for Sandusky Bay Construction Company. Chris was a member of the Norwalk Elks Lodge, VFW, and Cement Masons and Plasterers Union Local 404 out of Cleveland. He was a certified PADI advanced open-water scuba diver and enjoyed diving in many areas of the world, most recently a trip to Mexico. He was a passionate traveler and loved exploring other cultures. Chris also enjoyed fishing, woodworking and music concerts.
He was a great friend and enjoyed helping others with his many talents, one of those guys who could fix or repair anything and was always there when you needed him. Chris especially enjoyed spending time with his family and enjoyed being around kids and young people.
He is survived by his mother, Rebecca A. "Becky" Hite of Norwalk; his father, David B. "Bruce" Hite of Norwalk; and by his life-partner, Shelly L. Zeiher of Sandusky. Chris is also survived by his brother, Bradley A. Hite and Tracy Holt of Sandusky; his sister, Kimberly A. Hite of Norwalk; his maternal grandmother, Mary M. Barker of New London; his paternal grandparents, Jean (Hite) and Jack Taylor of Norwalk and Betty and Bob Hunter of Attica; his nieces and nephews, Jordan Hite, Makayla Hite, Matthew Rash, Kelsey Hite, Kendall Zeiher, Logan Vaccaro, Jasmine Holt and Jordan Holt; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is also survived by his mother and father-in-law, Mark and Barb Zeiher of Sandusky; by his sister-in-law, Kim Vaccaro of Sandusky; and by his brother and sister-in-law, Matt and Stephanie Zeiher of Sandusky.
Chris was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Oren "Babe" Barker in 1993; by his paternal grandfather, David N. Hite in 1991; and by brother-in-law, Matt Vaccaro in 2009.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk. The Rev. Frank Kehres will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hite family.
Condolences may be shared at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.