Stephen J. Hughes

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Stephen J. Hughes, 57, of Baltimore, died Monday, June 4, 2012, in a car accident near Oxford, England, along with his with sons-in-law Gregory J. Brooks and Andrew J. Pain.

Born Sept. 28, 1954, in Baltimore, he was the son of Joseph F. Hughes, of Catonsville, and the late Lillian M. Hughes. He was the former husband of Angela Atkins, whom he divorced in 1992.

He was a 1972 graduate of Cardinal Gibbons High School; a 1976 graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, with a degree in economics; and a 1983 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law.

He worked as an economist for the U.S. Department of Labor until 1985, and then as an associate lawyer and then partner at Miles & Stockbridge in Baltimore. In 1993, he helped to form the law firm Treanor, Pope, and Hughes, currently in Towson, where he was a well-renowned attorney representing people injured by medical negligence.

He was a master mason and the 2012 Junior Warden of the Maryland Palestine Lodge No.189 AF&AM in Catonsville, a former president of the Maryland Society for Justice, and a frequent speaker at legal seminars.

He enjoyed reading, telling stories, poker, golf, and attending Ravens games. He also sang in a Beatles tribute for 15 years. He was known to be a critical thinker and a humorist.

He especially enjoyed time with his children and grandchildren, and gave freely of his time, support and legal skills to family, friends and those in need.

Surviving, in addition to his father, are daughters Angela Hughes Brooks, of Catonsville, and Sarah Emily Pain, of London, England; son and daughter-in-law Andrew S. and Erika E. Hughes, of Catonsville; grandchildren Aidan, Casper and Lillian Hughes, all of Catonsville; brothers and sisters-in-law P. Michael Hughes, J. Barry and Teresa S. Hughes, all of Westminster, T. Kevin and Barbara R. Hughes, of Eldersburg, and Brian L. and Linda W. Hughes, of Cary, N.C.; sisters and brothers-in-law Kathleen M. and William R. Heilman, of Westminster, Lillian H. and George H. Knipp, of Catonsville, and Maureen A. and Mark D. Shields, of Newark, Del.; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Ruck Funeral Home, 1050 York Road, Towson.

A Masonic Memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Grand Masonic Lodge, 304 International Circle, Cockeysville, followed by a public Celebration of Life. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The Arc of Carroll County, 180 Kriders Church Road, Westminster, MD 21158; or CHANGE Inc., 115 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.

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Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc. - Towson
1050 York Road
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 823-1700
Published in Carroll County Times on Aug. 12, 2012
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