John R. Hughes, Sr, 86, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Allegany Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Mt. Savage on February 15, 1931, he was the son of the late Charles and Margaret (Lowery) Hughes.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by son, John R. Hughes, Jr; brothers, Earl Hughes and Howard Hughes; sisters, Mary Jane Witt and Anna Lee Bentley.
Mr. Hughes retired from Frostburg State University where he worked in the Housekeeping Department.
He was a member of Vale Summit United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Shirley (Sandvik) Hughes; daughter, Karen Ritchie; grandchildren, Denise Murphy and husband Tim, Jennifer Price, Joshua Hughes and wife Ellen, Marci Dare and Jennessa Hughes; great-grandchildren, Holden Ritchie, Meghan Murphy, Brianna Murphy, Braxton Hughes, Addison Hughes and Wyatt Dare; and brother, James and wife Toni (Bentley) Hughes.
Vale Summit United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 444, Frostburg, MD 21532,
Tel: (301) 689-8822