Stanley J. Hite, MD
April 20, 1935 – November 5, 2019
Stanley J Hite, M. D. passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on April 20, 1935 to parents, Irving and Sophia Hite.
Stanley graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1959 and did his internship at the Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Following this training Stanley joined the United States Air Force with the rank of Captain and was stationed at Biggs Air Force Base in El Paso, Texas. He enjoyed serving as the chief medical officer and socializing with friends he met in the civilian community.
While in the Air Force friends introduced him to Barbara Fields both of whom were attending a bullfight in Juárez, Mexico. The two were easily attracted to one another and were married in June, 1962 by a Jewish chaplain stationed at Fort Bliss Army base.
As he completed his service in the Air Force, Stan had applied for and had earned a spot in the Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery training program in Houston, Texas. The young marrieds headed off to Houston in August driving a big Buick with no air conditioner. By 1967 the training was complete and Stanley hung his shingle on the door. He had known since childhood that he wanted to be a doctor and this was the beginning of the rest of their lives.
They started their family in 1964 with the arrival of their daughter Michele, in 1965 with a son Steven and a 1968 with another son Marc all of whom grew up, married and soon gave them a total of five grandchildren.
Adding to their family Stanley and Barbara brought Lalo, a close and loving friend, into their lives and their home. Lalo soon married Jennifer and later when they found they had a baby on the way, they were invited to continue living with Stanley and Barbara. With the addition of Lalo and Jennifer two more were added to the list of grandchildren.
Stanley and Barbara were married for 56 wonderful years. Stanley practiced neurosurgery for approximately 35 years primarily at Memorial Southwest Hospital and then had to retire in 1996 due to health reasons. He enjoyed helping people and that young boy who knew he wanted to be a doctor made that dream come true.
Stanley is survived by his wife Barbara, his children and several grandchildren, his sister Rochelle Jaye, sister Faye Landey, sister-in-law Judy Crum, their families, several nieces, nephews and their children all of whom will miss this wonderful man. Stanley loved the friends he made and he loved worshipping and studying at Beth Yeshurun Synagogue as well as with the friends and neighbors in the Chasidic community.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers that a donation be made to a charity of your choice in the memory of Stanley J Hite.
- Graveside Service Friday, November 8, 2019
Stanley J. Hite, MD
November 16, 2019
Dr. Hite helped me become a member of the community. He was kind, understanding and supportive. Without him I would not be the person I became.
My deepest sympathy to his family.
Mario Kapusta, MD
November 7, 2019
I was blessed to have had Stanley as my Uncle.
The memories I have of Uncle Stanley will forever hold a very special place in my heart.
Sitting together and sharing stories, often times science fiction, or that of what fascinated him about surgery.
Or being taken to the hospital to do 'rounds' and meeting his patients.
Each time we were able to sit together and visit, I learned something new, informative, unique, adventuresome, and educational (like placing a VHS tape in and thinking I was going to watch a video of Duran Duran or George Michael, yet it turned out to be brain surgery). :)
Sharing moments with my Uncle is something I'll always cherish, and hold close to my heart.
For me, losing someone who I looked up to and greatly admired, is an immeasurable loss.
The lessons I learned from Stan have impacted my life in inexplainable ways.
Uncle Stanley, You will be greatly missed, yet always remembered, honoured, and celebrated!
With much Love,