David E. Hughes III
1943 - 2020
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David E. Hughes, III
David E. Hughes, III, 77, of Bangor, PA, passed away Thursday, November 26th, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem, PA.
David was born in Bangor, PA on October 14, 1943, a son of the late David E. Hughes, Jr. and Berniece L. (Buskirk) Hughes.
He was the husband of Helen A. (Handelong) Hughes. They would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on December 21st. David was a 1961 graduate of Bangor High School. He was employed as a switchman for the former Commonwealth Telephone Company in Bangor, PA until retiring in 2009. He was a member and Past Master of the Portland Masonic Lodge 311, F&A.M., a member of the Irem Shriners, a member of the Scottish Rite in Allentown, Worthy Patron of the Monroe Chapter 99 Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Brodhead Watershed Association, and a member of the Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
David was a lifetime member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bangor, PA.
In addition to his loving wife Helen, David is survived by a daughter, Bridget D Hughes, two sisters, Charlene and Mary Lou, a beloved cat Belle and grand-cat Cleo. He was preceded in death by a daughter Christine L. Hughes.
Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gaffney Parsons Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., "Village of Johnsonville" Bangor, PA. Online condolences may be offered at gaffneyparsons.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Portland - Upper Mt. Bethel Food Pantry ( P.U.M.P.), P.O. Box 69, Portland, PA 18351 or Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 Broadway, Bangor, PA 18013.

Gaffney Parsons Funeral Home & Cremation Service
"Village of Johnsonville"
4 Lillian Lane
Bangor, PA 18013
(610) 588-2128

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Published in The Express Times on Nov. 29, 2020.
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19 entries
December 3, 2020
Helen and Bridget -
Our sincere sympathy during this difficult time.
Bruce and Phyllis Snyder
November 30, 2020
Sorry to read about David’s passing. I worked at the former Commonwealth Telephone Company in Bangor. He was always pleasant to be around.
Henry Newman
November 30, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with Helen and Bridget. Always a smile on his face and gentle in nature, he will surely be missed. Also, my deepest condolences to Monroe Chapter, OES, where he humbly served with love. Well done, faithful servant David...now rest in peace!
Linda Sipple
November 30, 2020
Helen and Brigdet, So sorry to hear of your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cathi
Lou and Cathi Capozzolo
November 30, 2020
Dear Helen and Bridget and family,
I will always have fond memories of volunteering with David at the Portland pantry. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Quin Teel
November 30, 2020
Dear Helen, Bridget, Charlene and Mary Lou,

My sincere condolences to you all. The Lord has called another of the truly "good guys" home. Though he is gone, he will be with you always, residing in your hearts and in your memories.

Sherry (Price/Lewis) Stecker
November 29, 2020
Helen, So sorry to hear of the
passing of David. He was a very down to earth person to know and i always liked working with him at the phone company. I was happy to see you and him this past summer. My parents are very sorry to hear your loss Helen. Rest easy our friend.
Shawn Duvo and Family
November 29, 2020
Remembering our friend and neighbor with fondness.
Ted + Michelena Smith
November 29, 2020
Words can not express my feelings. My sincere condolences to you and your family. The memory of David will be in our heart and minds. May time heal your loss. May God bless you and your family.
Carol D. Capra
November 29, 2020
To the family of David,
I’m sorry to read of David’s passing. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Carol Beegle Hughes
November 29, 2020
Helen, Charlene and families
Condolences, may God bless you and your families in this time of sorrow.
Shirley Powlette
November 29, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss. Whenever we were in his presence he always made you feel welcomed. He was such a nice person.
Jane & Dave Richards
David Richards
November 29, 2020
Helen and Family I wish to express my condolences on Dave's passing. I was stunned when I got Harold's email on his passing. I've known both of you for years thru Eastern Star. We always enjoyed it when you folks attended our meetings. Always remember all the good times we had and you will be in my prayers.
Sandie Stutzman
Sandra Stutzman
November 29, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with Helen and family. We will miss Dave at our class breakfast meetings!
Gail Pfeiffer
November 29, 2020
Our condolences to Helen and the family. Sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Always had time to say hello or wave as I went by your house. May he rest in peace.
Chip & Tonya Turtzo
November 29, 2020
Sorry to hear of David's pasting. Our deepest condolences and thoughts and prayers to all of the family. Remember Dave as a great lover of the outdoors. Today he is with God and at peace.
Robert Blake
November 29, 2020
Sincerest condolences to David’s family.
Cecelia DelBacco Merchant
November 29, 2020
Dear Helen & Bridget,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
May the beautiful memories that you have stay in your heart forever.
Phil & Sandra Farace
November 29, 2020
Helen & Bridget, our sincere sympathy. You are in our prayers, God Bless
Diane & Stephen Bisher
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