Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home

11801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL


John Lee Hitzges

November 13, 1933June 20, 2020

John Lee Hitzges passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL. John was born in Buffalo, NY. He attended Annunciation High School and Canisius College. He then entered the Army and served in Korea. He was an agent for Allstate Insurance Company for almost fifty years.

John is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Joan Fulmer Hitzges; and his six children, John “Jay” (Linda) Hitzges, Mark Hitzges, Kim Gio, Michael Hitzges, Laura (Thomas) Cook and Patrick (Margaret) Hitzges.

He is also survived by seven grandchildren; Kaila Stokes, Christian Gio, Jacob Hitzges, Mira Hitzges, Averie Hitzges, Johnathan Cook and Thomas Cook.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church, 1718 State Rd. 13, St. Johns, FL 32259.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME OF MANDARIN, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223. www.hgmandarin.com (904) 288-0025.


  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, July 11, 2020


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Kathy Jimenez

July 7, 2020

I am so very grateful & blessed in so many ways to have had such a loving and caring brother as my brother John.

Even though we lived many miles apart in later years & didn’t get to see one another that often, I will greatly miss him & our phone conversations.

Kim & Scott Felder

July 5, 2020

So sorry for the loss John’s passing brings to Joan and all his family, and the hole his absence leaves in their lives, while thankful for the many years he was with them. Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Beth and Dave Dougherty

June 29, 2020

It was such a privilege to know Jack. We are forever thankful to both of you for witnessing our marriage at SJDR. Anything we can do, meals, fattening desserts, transportation, you name it. We’re here for you my dear friend.

Love and Blessings,