Lester R. Pugh, 72, of Coatesville, died on Saturday, July 2, 2011, at the Neighborhood Hospice Center in West Chester.
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He was the husband of the late Sally Smith Pugh.
Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Earl and Mary Rhoades Pugh.
Lester was employed for 33 years by the Lukens Steel Co. in Coatesville, retiring in 1996.
He enjoyed trips to the shore, motorcycles and his grandchildren.
He is survived by four children, Jon Pugh and wife, Sheri, of Sadsburyville, Glenn Pugh of Parkesburg, Patty, wife of Rick Alexander of Strasburg, and Sharon, wife of Mike Forry of Rheinholds; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four siblings, Bob Pugh of Westwood, Larry Pugh of Pomeroy, Dean Pugh of Sadsburyville and Dianne Grande of West Caln.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Darcy.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 8, at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, PA 19365 with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be to the Wilde Funeral Home at the above address to help defray the cost of the funeral.
Online condolences may be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com.
Published in Daily Local News on July 4, 2011