Graveside services will be held Saturday, December 8, 2012, at 1:00 P.M., at the San Juan Bautista cemetery. A celebration honoring Scotty’s life will follow at the San Juan Bautista VFW Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Mr. O’s Save the Hollister Music program at 360 6th St., Hollister, CA 95023 or in care of the funeral home. Condolences at www.grunnagle.com.
Milton R. (Mitty) Hitchcock passed away in Redwood City. He was born on Sept. 28, 1925, in Salinas, CA, to Milton and Louise Hitchcock, a pioneer Salinas Valley family, 3rd generation. He lived in Hollister since 1992. He graduated from Salinas High School in 1944 and served his country in the Merchant Marines before attending UC Davis. He graduated in 1950 from UC Davis and worked for his father at Hitchcock Packing. During Mitty's produce career, he worked at Salinas Marketing Co-op, NH3 Fertilizer, partner in Let-Us-Pak, co-owner of C&H Packing, and custom grower for various produce companies. He was in the produce industry for 40 years. Mitty retired in 1993 and was an avid bird hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the Elks, NRA, SIRS, Salinas Golf and Country Club, Bolado Park Golf Course, Ducks Unlimited and a charter member of Salinas Gun Club.
It is with great sorrow that we bid farewell to a revered son, brother, husband, father and dear friend to all. After a valiant fight against odds that were stacked against him, we now know that our beloved Tim is in a better place, serving the higher purpose for which he was always intended.