John T. (Chip) McHugh

October 7, 2012

John (Chip) T. McHugh, 78, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, October 7, at Geisinger Hospice, following a brief illness.

Born on February 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 for Metropolitan Wire, retiring after some 42 years of service.

Chip was a member of St. Mary's of the Immaculate Conception Church in Wilkes-Barre. He was an avid fisherman and Red Soxx 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), Wilkes-Barre; Trenton Miller and his wife, Catherine, Fairmount Township; John Jesse and Larissa; great-grandson, Christopher; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, 21 N. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Parish at St. Mary's Church of the Immaculate Conception, South Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre. Monsignor Thomas V. Banick will be celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's of the Immaculate Conception Church, 134 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre.


Published in Times Leader on Oct. 8, 2012