June 24, 2008
Joseph V. Hughes, 78 of Wellsville, OH and formerly of Toledo, OH and Apache Junction, AZ, died Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. He was a Glass Melting Furnace Engineer, retiring in 1987. He worked 34 years with Owens-Illinois, Inc., in Toledo, where he was instrumental in design and construction of glass melting furnaces worldwide. He graduated from the University of Toledo, in 1964, with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was originally from Wellsville, OH, relocating to Toledo after being honorably discharged from the U.S. Marines, where he obtained the rank of Staff Sgt., during his four year enlistment. He was in the service when the Korean War started, serving as an electronic technician at Camp Lejeune, NC. Joe was a member of the American Legion since his discharge and is a life member of Adams Post 553, in Toledo. He was active in the Lucas County Voiture 141-40&8 Society, where he is a past Chef de Gare. Joseph returned to Wellsville, OH in 2004. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 49 years, Pauline "Polly", his parents, Joseph and Katharyn Hughes of Wellsville, Oh and sister, Peg (Fred) Fulgham. Survivors include his sister, Kathy (Bill) Dunn; daughter, Patricia (John) Lynch; son, Tom (Cindy) Hughes and daughter, Pam (Dave) Marsh. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Carrie, Cate, Erin, Erica and Isaac and great grandchild, Isabelle. There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28th at Little Flower Catholic Church, 1620 Olimphia Road, Toledo. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice. Ansberg-West Funeral Directors (419) 472-7633.
Joseph V. Hughes, 78 of Wellsville, OH and formerly of Toledo, OH and Apache Junction, AZ, died Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. He was a Glass Melting Furnace Engineer, retiring in 1987. He worked 34 years... View Obituary & Service Information
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