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Allen E. Hitt  

Allen E. Hitt

April 8, 1952 – February 12, 2017

Allen E. Hitt, known fondly as “Al” and “Professor Hitt,” age 64, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017.

Allen was born in Wilmington, DE on April 8, 1952, and was the son of the late Raymond and Viola (Bailey) Hitt. He worked as a security guard for many years at Delaware Park.
Allen was a former member of the Wilmington Jaycees and longtime member of the Wilmington Church of God. An award winning magician providing entertainment for all occasions, Professor Hitt was a past president of the Delaware Knights of Magic.

Allen is survived by his wife of 44 years, Darlene H. (Parag) Hitt; children, Kimberly Hitt (John Hontz) of New Castle, Christopher Hitt (Kristy) of Pennsville, NJ and Wendy Hitt of Wilmington; sister, Sarah Heitz of DE; brother, Caroll Martin (Mildred) of Winston-Salem, NC; grandchildren, Louis, Shaynah, John, Jr., Taylor, Abrielle, Ashlynn, Logan, Addisyn, Alyssa and Christopher; and brothers-in-law, Bill Parag (Debbie) of Newark and Dave Parag (Judy) of Wilmington.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 4 pm on Saturday afternoon, February 18, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720, where a funeral service will begin at 4 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to assist the family with funeral expenses may be sent in care of Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home at the address listed above.

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  1. Marge Ventura, February 15, 2017

    Dear Darlene and family

    Ken and I want to share our sympathies on the loss of your husband and father. We will always remember his warm personality and the happiness he brought to us as we watched him perform his magic.

    Our heartfelt condolences

    Marge (Pietuszka) and Ken Ventura

  2. VScott, February 15, 2017

    I want to offer my condolences to the Hittt family and friends. It is a painful thing to lose a love one in death, regardless of how long they have Lived; even Jesus, when Lazarus died, “gave way to tears”(John 11: 35). It pains our Creator, too, and he has promised to bring our love one back to life at Isaiah 26:19 “Your dead will rise …Awake and shout joyfully you residents in the dust! …the earth will let those powerless in death come to life” then “he will swallow up death forever” (Isaiah 25:8). I hope these words give you all comfort.

  3. Norene Oswald, February 15, 2017

    Darlene,so sorry to read about Allen;s passing. I hope the wonderful network of family will make it easier to bear. It is never easy, I lost Ozzie 6 yrs ago and I thank God for the good memories . I think (if my memory is still working) that you and Allan got married while working at Ronco.
    I will keep you in my heart during this difficult journey

  4. Dennis Setting, February 15, 2017

    RIP my old friend. Many cool memories of growing up and playing rock star. Laughing and playing in Stapler Park.

  5. Tony Dickens, February 15, 2017

    I only knew his as an online friend, but he was always kind and funny and nice. I’m good friends with his nephew, Gary Martin. He will be greatly missed.

    • Tony Dickens, February 15, 2017

      My condolences to his family…..

  6. Carlotta and John Lovell, February 15, 2017

    Aunt Darlene, I am so sorry about Uncle Al. He always made us laugh and smile. His magic was brilliant. I have missed you guys over the years, but the memories we have are something I will always cherish. You have our sympathies and condolences. He is now performing magic in heaven and watching over you and your family. Love to all of you.

  7. Ed Foskey, February 16, 2017

    I want to send my condolences to the Hitt Family, AL will truly be missed. I will always treasure the memories of him and me back at the beginning of our magical careers, the fun we had. May he R.I.P.

  8. Joe Gerace, February 16, 2017

    Allen & I go all the way back to high school, He was a one of a kind character. Occasionally we would bump into each other on the street,in later years, and we always took the time to “Catch-Up” and update our currant situation to each other.
    His sense of humor remained intact until my last interaction with him. My sympathies to Al’s entire family.
    Sadly, Their is just one less spark of glamor in our world now.
    Joe Gerace

  9. Troy Milligan, February 16, 2017

    Darlene… Our hearts go out to you and your family in your time of sorrow.
    We will all miss “Professor Hitt” What an amazing person! We had great fun together.
    As I look back over the years of our friendship, I realized, we who knew Al Hitt can only rave about his friendly demeanor, kindness and his ability to cheer people up with magic.
    Our prayers are with you… and your family.
    The Milligan’s

  10. Joe Mogar, February 18, 2017

    Al was a good friend and a very nice guy. We will all miss him.

  11. Mary Lou Golden, February 18, 2017

    Dear Darlene, I am so very sorry for your loss. Al was a wonderful person and I know how much he loved you all. May God hold you in the palm of His Hand at this most difficult time.

  12. Paul & Joanne Simacek, February 18, 2017

    Darlene, our prayers go out to you and your family.

    The Professor was a great person, friend and a magician’s magician.

    He will truly be missed

    Joanne and Paul Simacek


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