MOUNTAIN TOP — 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.
Charles was born Dec. 21, 1926, in Kingston, a 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 Boy Scouts. He also served as president of the Mountain Top Kiwanis Club.
Charles worked more than 45 years in the printing industry, starting at the Wilkes-Barre Publishing Company before becoming a founding member of the Citizens' Voice.
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 on Dec. 16, 1946, earning a Good Conduct Medal and several ribbons for his service. On Nov. 10, 1949, he enlisted back into the U.S. Army to serve in Korea until Nov. 13, 1952, earning two bronze stars and two service medals.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Marjorie Dennington, formerly of Fairless Hills.
Charles is survived by his wife, Doris, with whom he celebrated 67 years of marriage; son, Dennis, Mountain Top; grandchildren, Jeffrey and Alyssa; son, David, Kingston; grandchildren, David Jr. and Nicholas.
The family thanks all his caregivers at Erwine Hospice, General and Kindred Hospital, and his family doctor, Dr. Daniel Dudrick, for the care and devotion they gave him.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Albright United Methodist Church, 116 Dana St., Wilkes-Barre, where Charles was a member.