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Robert P. Hughes

March 15, 2016


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Robert P. Hughes Sr., 72, of Penn Lake passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at his residence.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late James and Margaret Rushton Hughes. Bob was employed as a police officer for the city of Wilkes-Barre for 28 years. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish at St. Mary’s Church of the Immaculate Conception in Wilkes-Barre. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Bob was a great family man who loved his family and loved spending time at home with them.

He was preceded in death by his brother James Hughes and a sister Phyllis Feddock.

Surviving are his wife of 24 years, Ruth Shaffer Hughes; sons, Robert Hughes and his wife, Sharon, Wilkes-Barre, Kenneth Hughes Carbondale, and Michael Hughes, Wilkes-Barre; daughter, Valerie Hughes, Wilkes-Barre; 8 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter; brother, Ralph Sharp and his wife, Elaine, Naples, FL; sisters, Rose Korpita, Bristol, CT, and Ella Litzenberger, Wilkes-Barre; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 pm at the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. Rev. J. Duane Gavitt will officiate.

Friends may call on Saturday from 11am – 1 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Parish, PO Box 348, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703-0348.