Obituary of Richard P. Hughes
Richard P. Hughes (known to many as Dick), 81, passed away suddenly, but peacefully on Sunday, March 26th, 2023. He was born in NJ in 1941 to Richard and Ruth Hughes and lived in Leonia for many years. He was predeceased by his son Dion; a sister; his step-mother; a sister-in-law, and two brothers-in-law.
Dick was in the US Army Corps of Engineers from 1966 – 1972. Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Staff Engineer (Vietnam / Thailand / Germany). He served in Vietnam for one year and rose to the rank of Captain.
For 25 years, he owned / operated a H.V.A.C. firm in northern NJ. Dick and his wife Gill were married in 1996 and moved to Windham in 1998. He found employment at Windham Mountain, where he was happy for 21 years. He retired but carried on as a ranger at Windham Golf Course which was one of the many sports he loved. He loved to ski and taught lessons for many years. He loved all sports and was an avid reader.
In Windham village he had been a fire commissioner for 5 years and an active member of the V.F.W. Post 1545. Dick loved people of all ages, he was sharp-witted and fun to be with.
He is survived by his wife Gillian Hughes, twin brother Nick Hughes, 4 sisters-in-law, 1 brother-in-law, cousins, many nephews, nieces and great nephews and nieces. He will be missed by all.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2023 from 6-9pm at Decker Funeral Home, 5312 Main Street, Windham, NY.
Zoom Funeral Service Friday, April 14 at 11AM
Meeting ID: 818 7315 4294
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