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Hangarter, Peter A. "Hugh"

Peter A. Hangarter, 73, who was known as Hugh Tiernan for the past 15 years, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2016 after keeping throat cancer at bay since 2012.

Hugh moved to Albuquerque in 2005, after over 30 years in the San Francisco area.

He is survived by his partner and soul mate of 28 years, Susan "Martyne" Backman, with whom he created and operated many business ventures, including the Chalkers billiard clubs in California. Hugh also leaves behind his beloved family in New York State: mother Helene, sisters Mary (Dave) Roberts and Regina Kobyluch; brothers Martin, Roger, and Tim (Pam) Hangarter, and cherished nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his dearly loved father, Andrew.

Hugh's beautiful voice will be missed by the three choirs in which he sang, including most recently the New Mexico Peace Choir.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the fall. Private cremation. Tributes:


Memorial contributions may be made to The Presbyterian Foundation in appreciation for the exemplary care and kindness he received.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 24, 2016
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