Charles E. Hughes

World War II Veteran

Charles E. Hughes, 87 formerly of Mountaintop, died Sunday morning March 9, 2014 at the Commonwealth Health Hospice of St. Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre.

Charles was born December 21, 1926 in Kingston the son of the late William and Anna Hughes.

Among his many involvements in the Mountaintop community he enjoyed coaching his sons in Little League and was involved with them in their journey through Boy Scouts. He also served as president of the Mountaintop Kiwanis Club. Charles worked over 45 years in the printing industry starting at the Wilkes-Barre Publishing Company before becoming a founding member of the Citizen’s Voice Newspaper.

Charles was a veteran of 2 wars. He was drafted February 19, 1945 and served in the Philippines until the end of World War II when he was discharged December 16, 1946 earning a Good Conduct Medal and several ribbons for his service. On November 10, 1949 he enlisted back into the army to serve in Korea until November 13, 1952 earning 2 Bronze stars and 2 service medals.

Charles is survived by his wife Doris in which they celebrated 67 years of marriage, son Dennis of Mountaintop, grandchildren Jeffrey and Alyssa; son David of Kingston, grandchildren David Jr. and Nicholas. He was preceded in death by his sister Marjorie Dennington formerly of Fairless Hills, Pa.

Charles was a member of Albright United Methodist Church, 116 Dana Street, Wilkes-Barre at which a service will be held Saturday March 22 at 11:00am..

The Family would like to thank all his caregivers at Erwine Hospice, General and Kindred Hospital and his family Doctor Daniel Dudrick for the care and devotion they gave him.