May 18, 1946 – October 4, 2015 – U.S. Army Medic & Vietnam Veteran

John Stephen Hite of Sterling Heights, MI, born in Detroit. John retired from Chrysler in 2001 after 33 years where he had a career as a stress engineering mechanic.

He was a U.S. Army Medic during the Vietnam War 1965-1968 also serving in the Army Reserves 1977-1981, and a longstanding member of The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 9 in Detroit, MI serving a term as Vice President. He fully enjoyed his lifelong passion for photography. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin Hite and Ann, nee Wilson; his brother Michael Hite, and brother-in-law Don Ruzyski.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 48 years, Gudrun; daughters Ruth-Ann Hite (Bob Gaiser) and Janet (Leonard) Kaul; grandson Zachary Lambert, and sister, Patricia Ruzyski, brothers Bob (Carol), Joe (Priscilla), Tim (Anne), sister-in-law Fran; mother-in-law Ruth Mossner; sister-in-law Marion (Toni) in Italy; beloved nephews Matthew, Jeffrey, Dennis, Kevin, Alan and Leandro (Dita) in Germany.

Beloved nieces Jennifer, Julie, Claudia, Elizabeth, Kathleen, Colleen, Michelle, and Erin; cousin Mary-Jean White, several cousins; great nieces; great nephews; very dear neighbors and friends; and his 2nd family at Vietnam Veterans Chapter 9 in Detroit.