Joseph D. McHugh, 84, formerly of 130 Spring St., Wilkes-Barre, passed away Sept. 14 at his home in Chapin, S.C. surrounded by his family.
He was born Oct. 22, 1936 in Wilkes-Barre, the son of the late Joseph M. and Rose G (Burke). He was the middle of three children. He is predeceased by a sister Anna (Nancy) Behr and survived by a brother Patrick.
He is survived by his wife, Mae (Hughes) whom he married on Sept. 7, 1963. They shared 58 years of marriage together.
For a short while he served in the U.S. Navy. After marrying Mae, they moved to New Jersey, where he worked at Elastimold as a machinist before retiring. He enjoyed boating, waterskiing, snowmobiling, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Tom Chiodo, granddaughter and husband, Alyssa and Eric Speckert, and daughter and son-in-law, Kelly McHugh and Rob Dunsmore.
Per his request Joe has been cremated. His ashes will be scattered upon the death of his wife.
Memorial donations can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, South Carolina 29605.