Ronald H. Hughes

August 29, 1929November 13, 2012

Ronald H. Hughes, 83, of State College, formerly of Clearfield, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at the Village at Penn State.

He was born August 29, 1929, in Clearfield, the son of the late Raymond and Margaret (Hopkins) Hughes.

Mr. Hughes graduated from Penn State University in 1951 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and had worked many years in Curwensville at the North American Refactories retiring after 38 years.

He was a member of the Clearfield Presbyterian Church of Clearfield. He was an Eagle Scout, a member of the Clearfield Masonic Lodge #314 F & AM and an avid reader and golfer.

Mr. Hughes was a Penn State Alumni and attended all sporting events especially football.

He is survived by his wife Ramona (Robinson) Hughes, who he married on March 22, 1951 at the Presbyterian Church of Clearfield, two daughters; Michele (Hughes) Gainer and her husband, Mark of Lancaster, PA and Deb (Hughes) Stewart and her husband, Ken, of Clark Summit, Pa, three grandchildren; Brent Hughes Stewart, of VA, Bradley Kent Stewart and his wife, Lindsay, of FL, Lindsay (Gainer) Attaway and her husband, Matthew, of VA.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, November 16, 2012 at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc., Clearfield with Rev. Robert Mellgard officiating. Interment will be in the Crown Crest Memorial Park, Hyde.

Friends will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of the services.

In lieu of flowers contributions are to be made to The Presbyterian Church, 119 N. Second Street, Clearfield, PA 16830, the American Cancer Society, 26 S. Second Street, Clearfield, PA 16830 or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1541 Alta Dr., Suite 204, Whitehall, PA 18052.

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Sharon Rhodes-Kavanagh

November 26, 2012

Dear Mrs. Hughes,Debbie and Michele, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of yet another GoldenRod alum. I don't know if you remember my family just up the street ( Paul and Lorriane Rhodes), but I know my parents thought a lot of your family and will always remember your kindness and fun times. I lost my dad in January of 2011 and still miss him dearly. How lucky we were to grow up in that neighborhood and hometown of ours. Here's to remembering a life well lived! My sincere sympathy, Sharon Rhodes Kavanagh

November 19, 2012

Dear Ramona, Debbie, Michele and family, We have been keeping you all in our hearts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your loved one. May the Lord give you His peace and comfort.
Love, Friends in Christ, Earl and Betty Brooks, Galena, Maryland

Pam Ardery

November 19, 2012

Dear Ramona, Debbie, Michelle and familes - I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband and father. I know how hard that loss is. Just know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers and asking God to ease your sorrow at this difficult time. Take care - love Pam Gardner Ardery

Rita Taylor

November 18, 2012

Dear Ramona and family,
I could hardly believe it when I saw that Ron had passed away. I was so glad I went to the NARCO Christmas party at the Phillips to see both of you. Ron was a really great boss to work for at NARCO and he was the first one to guess I was pregnant with my first one. He will always hold a special place in Jim's and my heart as Jim also worked with him also. My prayers for comfort to you.
Rita and Jim Taylor

Mary Kay Losch

November 17, 2012

Romona and Family. I was a good friend and co-worker of Ron's at NARCO. I enjoyed working with Ron; he taught me alot. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

November 17, 2012

Dear Ramona, I truly understand your grief as I had lost my husband earlier this year.
Ron was a great boss when I worked with him at the Research Center in Curwensville.
You are in my prayers. God will give you strength. Linda Miller

November 17, 2012

Dear Ramona & family;
I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Ron.Although I have known you and Ron
for a short period of time,I feel like
its a and Ron have been as
close to me as the majority of the residents in the village.I appreciated
this friendshhip.Ramona,may God bless and comfort you and your family in this
time of great loss.
With kindest personal regards
Fred Hughes

Meg Halford

November 16, 2012

Dear Ramona, Debbie and Michelle,

I was saddened to hear of Uncle Ron's passing. I will always remember when we were together, Uncle Ron quietly chuckling at the "Halford Antics". He was a gentle soul and will be missed. Hold all the dear memories and continue to live life for him. We Love You Very Much. Meg Halford

Michael Halford

November 16, 2012

Dear Ramona, Debbie and Michelle...I was so sorry to hear of Ron's passing and although we didn't get to spend alot of time together growing up I so enjoyed the times we did have together and I know you are thankful for the years you've all beable to share with Ron as I know he was an awesome Husband and Father. I pray that the God of all comfort will be with you as you all transition to life without him here but I know you'll all carry those wonderful memories and i know you will all look forward to joining him one day in Heaven!!! May God richly blees during this time!!!

Tami Halford

November 16, 2012

Dear Ramona and family - keeping you in our prayers and thoughts - love you and sending hugs your way.