John Andrew Hughes

October 31, 1960March 10, 2019

On March 10, 2019, John Andrew Hughes of Columbia; Beloved Husband of Joanne D. Hughes (Dayre); Devoted Father of Jessica M. Hughes and John M. Hughes ; Loving Brother of Christine Dooley-Hughes. Family and friends are invited to call at the Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., 5555 Twin Knolls Road. Columbia, MD 21045 on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Online memorials may be made at


  • Visitation Saturday, March 16, 2019

John Andrew Hughes

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Natalie Richard

March 17, 2019

I worked with John at General Dynamics. I knew when I saw John I’d end up laughing at some point. He was down-to-Earth and brought a light-heartedness to the office which I always appreciated. John always spoke about his family, especially his kids. I always enjoyed hearing his stories.

When I announced to work I was pregnant John informed me that babies are not born with knee caps (I had no idea!). After I had my son he’d check in with me on whether my son had knee caps yet, which would always make me laugh because I really wasn’t sure!

My thoughts are with his family who he clearly cared very much about.

He was a great guy and I will miss him.