Obituary of George W. Hughes
George W. Hughes, 90, passed away to be with his Lord on Friday, December 6, 2019 .
George was born to William and Ethel Hughes on June 19, 1929. He was raised in North Utica and educated in the Utica School System, graduating from U.F.A. in 1947. George was employed at T.C. Peters Printing as a machinist printer before entering the Air Force in the fall of 1950. During his four years of service, he was stationed in Florida and Alaska as a radar repair technician during the Korean War. While in Florida he met the love of his life, Patricia N. Bickle, and they were united in marriage on September, 15, 1954, and blessed union of 54 years until her passing in 2008. Upon returning home he remained employed at T.C. Peters Printing until 1985.
While he raised two children, Susan L. and James B., in North Utica, he enjoyed many life adventures. In his spare time he enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, World War II airplanes and traveling abroad with his childhood best friend, Melvin Lee and family.
George is survived by his daughter, Susan L. Hughes, Lancaster, NY and son, James and wife, Susan E. , Sauquoit. Through his golden years he enjoyed his grandchildren, Donna Garrison and husband, John, AL, Tiffany Cutler and husband, John, VA and Danny Hughes, Herkimer; great grandchildren, Faith, Grace, Temperance and Nicolett and a beloved niece, Peggy Barlow, AZ. His love and wisdom will be missed by all of his family but will remain in their hearts forever.
Calling hours for Mr. Hughes will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 11:00-1:00 at the Heintz Funeral Home, 408 Herkimer Rd., N. Utica. A funeral service with Military Honors will be held at 1:00.
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