Raymond Carlton Hitch, 78

Raymond Carlton Hitch, 78, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on April 14, 1938, son of the late Howard Hitch and Irene (Harrison) Hitch.

Hitch was the former vice president of the First Federal Savings & Loans in Wilmington, Del. Upon his retirement from the banking industry, he became a Realtor and broker for Ocean View Real Estate Company in Ocean View, Del. He loved his time at the beach, and enjoyed crabbing, fishing and clamming.

Hitch is survived by his life partner, Jim Jensen; two sons, Blake Hitch and his wife, Jennifer, and Dean Hitch; a brother, Harvey Howard Hitch and his wife, Nancy; a sister, Janice Turcol; a granddaughter, Kristy Rodgers and her husband, Mark; a grandson, Ian Hitch; and a great-granddaughter, Haley Rodgers.

A memorial service was scheduled for Nov. 30, 2016, at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Millsboro, Del. Interment was to be private. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.