John (Chip) McHugh, 78, of Wilkes-Barre passed away on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 surrounded by family at Geisinger Hospice following a brief illness.
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Born on Feb. 19, 1935, Chip was the son of the late John L. and Genevieve Lipinski McHugh. He attended Coughlin High School and served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Columbus, Boston.
In 1954, Chip married his high school sweetheart, the former Corrine B. Zendzion. This past May, they celebrated 58 years of marriage. He was a dedicated employee at Metropolitan Wire, retiring after some 42 years of service.
Chip was a member of St. Mary's of the Immaculate Conception Church, Wilkes-Barre. He was an avid fisherman and Red Socks fan. He enjoyed all kinds of travel, especially family vacations and trips to Atlantic City. He was a devoted father, husband and family man who treasured every moment with his grandchildren and great-grandson.
Chip was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Thomas A. McHugh and James McHugh.
In addition to his wife, surviving are sisters, Mary Jean and her husband, Donald Linker, Wilkes-Barre; Peggy and her husband, David Bubblo, West Wyoming; aunt, Mary McHugh, Wilkes-Barre; sons, John P. and his wife, Cathy, Kingston; Thomas D. and Shirley, Wilkes-Barre; Michael and his wife, Rhoda, Hunlock Creek; grandchildren, Danielle (Matt), Trenton Miller and his wife, Catherine, Fairmont Township; John Jesse and Larissa; great-grandson, Christopher; nieces and nephews.
Services will be held 9 a.m. Tuesday from the Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, 21 N. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m., in Our Lady of Fatima Parish at St. Mary's Church of the Immaculate Conception, S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. Thomas V. Banick, monsignor, will be celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. until time of service Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's of the Immaculate Conception Church, 134 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre.
Published in Citizens' Voice on October 8, 2012