Charles E. Hughes, 87, formerly of Mountain Top, passed away Sunday morning, March 9, 2014, at the Commonwealth Health Hospice of St. Luke's Villa, Wilkes-Barre.
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Charles was born Dec. 21, 1926, in Kingston, the son of the late William and Anna Hughes.
Among his many involvements in the Mountain Top community, he enjoyed coaching his sons in Little League and was involved with them in their journey through the Boy Scouts. He also served as president of the Mountain Top Kiwanis Club.
Charles worked for more than 45 years in the printing industry, starting at the Wilkes-Barre Publishing Co. before becoming a founding member of The Citizens' Voice newspaper.
Charles was a veteran of two wars. He was drafted Feb. 19, 1945, and served in the Philippines until the end of World War II, when he was discharged Dec. 16, 1946, earning a Good Conduct Medal and several ribbons for his service. On Nov. 10, 1949, he enlisted back into the Army to serve in Korea until Nov. 13, 1952, earning two Bronze Stars and two service medals.
Charles is survived by his wife, Doris, in which they celebrated 67 years of marriage; son, Dennis, Mountain Top; grandchildren, Jeffrey and Alyssa; son, David, Kingston; grandchildren, David Jr. and Nicholas.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Marjorie Dennington, formerly of Fairless Hills.
Charles was a member of Albright United Methodist Church, 116 Dana St., Wilkes-Barre, at which a service will be held at 11 a.m. on March 22.
The family would like to thank all his caregivers at Erwine Hospice, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and Kindred Hospital and his family doctor, Daniel Dudrick, for the care and devotion they gave him.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 16, 2014