Bobby "Bob" Lee Hughes, of DeLand, passed away peacefully in the company of his daughters at the West Volusia Hospice Care Center in Orange City on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the age of 70. Bob was born on August 8, 1942 in Miami, Florida to the late Roy and Donnie Jean (Crowe) Hughes. After graduating from Miami Edison High School in 1961, Bob moved to DeLand to attend Stetson University, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and served as President his Senior year. He also received a Master's Degree in Mathematics from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bob started a 30 year career teaching math in 1966, working for 23 years at DeLand High School, seven years in Orange and Seminole Counties, and retired in 2010. In between his teaching career, Bob spent 13 years working as a Systems Analyst for Contemporary Machinery and Engineering in Flagler Beach. While there, Bob was responsible for developing software used to maintain, repair and build railroad equipment, for railroad systems throughout the country. In his spare time, he was an avid football fan and loved the Miami Dolphins and Florida State Seminoles. Bob leaves behind his three daughters, Lisa Tagliarino (David), Kelley Diveto (Charles) and April Hinshaw (Tyson); seven grandchildren, Jordan, Taylor & Colby Tagliarino, Carson, Chase & Camdyn Hinshaw, Charlotte Diveto and a new grandchild, expected to arrive any day, to his daughter Kelley. A memorial service celebrating Bob's life, will be held at Lankford Funeral Home on Saturday, July 20 at 11:00am. To make the memorial a celebration representative of Bob's life, his daughters ask that guests wear their favorite team colors or jersey to the service. Immediately following the memorial, all are invited to greet the family during a luncheon reception at a nearby venue to be announced at the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Halifax Health-Hospice of Volusia at HOVF.org or via mail to 1625 Veteran's Memorial Parkway, Orange City, Florida 32763. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lankfordfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on May 19, 2013