Darren E. Hites

August 23, 1962January 12, 2019

HITES, Darren E., passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father Arthur Hites. He is survived by his wife Margarita Hites, sons Jesse (Eliot) Hites and Jake Hites (wife) Gabrielle Hites, mother Rosalee Hites as well as brother Gary Hites, nieces Kali Hites and Sarah Hites. Many knew Darren for his positive attitude and excellent story telling. His genuine personality made him a friend to anyone who met him. He enjoyed finding vintage treasures and exploring new places with his lovely wife of 13 years. His pride in his boys was known to all. Darren’s selfless love of seeing others smile and doing well at whatever they do, made him a very special man. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the Tobias Funeral Home – Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd, at Grange Hall Rd. with interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 am until the time of services on Thursday.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 17, 2019

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 17, 2019


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Roger Wagner

January 31, 2019

I had the privilege of sharing Darren's friendship for over 17 years. We worked together at various companies and helped each other throughout our careers. I am devastated at his loss, and already miss him dearly. My heart felt sympathies go out to Margarita, Jesse, and Jake. I know that am a better person for have knowing Darren.

Love With a Heavy Heart,

Roger Wagner

Joe Arnett

January 19, 2019

Darren was a joy to work with and shared lots of laughs together when I worked with him and Ty. He was a honest and hard working person and will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for the family during these challenging moments. Joe

A Fortin

January 16, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Darren was a kind and loving person who could always bring a smile to our faces. Our hearts are heavy. Know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

With much love,
The Fortin Family

Olivia Snyder

January 15, 2019

Darren was an incredibly kind and loving person, he treated me and my sister like we were his own kids. Always positive, always cheery, and always happy to see us. My family loved having him and Margarita over and listening to his enthusiastic storytelling. Darren will always be one of the most heartwarming people I know. We will miss you so much. Thank you for your time with us.
-The Snyder family

Dedric Davis

January 15, 2019

Darren was a truly special person, from the short time I got to know him it was apparent he had a big heart and loved life! We worked on a couple things together during his time with R121 and he was always a positive and encouraging individual. If you spent more than a few minutes with Darren you would know about his whole family as he was extremely proud of them all especially his kids. I have a fond memory of Darren during a company meeting where we had a chance to talk about things other than work. He recalled a time where he was young and arm wrestling some guys twice his age and putting a whipping on them, he literally had me bent over laughing as most of you know his stories were great! What a great guy, gone way too soon and he will be undoubtedly missed by many! Rest In Peace my friend!

Your Bud,


Matt Meek

January 15, 2019

Darren's personality shone brightly everyday. Always positive and excited about life and those he interacted with. He was so proud of his boys and his loving wife Margarita, and spoke of them often. It was an honour to get to know Darren from his time at Tahoe, to his time with R121 in 2018. His glass was never half full, it overflowed. He had such a positive impact on everyone he met with his infectious personality and zest for life. Wonderful man.

Darren always made me laugh and I will miss him. Thankful for the fond memories I have of him and the positive impact he had on my life.

Steve Parks

January 15, 2019

We all lost a good man. Darren was one of the nicest guys you could meet and was always concerned how you were doing and what he could do to help with. I will miss talking with you!

Russell Maloney

January 15, 2019

I didn't stay as well in touch with Darren as I'd liked to have after he left Tahoe Partners but the time I had with him and the fond memories of those times will always be very special to me. I was able to catch up with Darren this Fall for which I'm grateful. Great person who always made other's days better. My condolences to the family I know he'll be missed but I'm glad I was able to get to know him.

Warm regards,
Russell Maloney - Friend from Tahoe Partners

Greg Kling

January 15, 2019

I worked with Darren at Tahoe Partners for two years. He was a great fun loving person. Always spoke fondly of his wife and family. So sad to hear about this terrible news. The world has lost a great person.

Amy Widicus

January 15, 2019

I worked with Darren several years ago at Tahoe Partners. He was always quick with a smile, joke, or encouraging word. He was fun loving and made everyone around him a better person. His clients and co-workers enjoyed working with him. He was so proud of his family and spoke of them often. He will be very missed by all who knew him throughout his life and the world will be a lesser place without him in it. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.


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