OBITUARY

Thomas John Hughes

October 3, 1942June 27, 2018
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Thomas John Hughes passed away peacefully on June 27. He was born on October 3, 1942 to Thomas Blair and Jane Storm Hughes. He graduated from Wicomico High in 1960. He attended Salisbury State College where he met his beloved wife, Barbara. He graduated in 1964. He began his career teaching French at Snow Hill High School. He then taught English at Deal Island High and Marion High. He retired after 26 years at Washington High School where he was Chair of the English Department for 16 years. After retirement, he substitute taught in Wicomico County, taught English at the Adult Learning Center, and volunteered teaching English as a second language. He also had an antique business and loved to attend auctions. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran where he served as Congregation President. He was past treasurer for the Wicomico Republican Club. He was also a member of the former Mt. Hermon Lions Club. He leaves behind his children, Kevin Hughes and his wife Colleen and Karen Wells and her husband JR; five grandchildren, Andrew and Abigail Hughes, and Joshua, Chance, and Geoffrey Wells and his fiancé Kelly Sullivan; and a sister, Jennifer Conner and her husband John of Coconut Creek, FL. He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Barbara Hughes in 2006. A funeral service will be held Monday at 11am at Bethany Lutheran Church, 817 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801. Rev. Kevin Wackett will officiate. Interment will follow in Wicomico Memorial Park. Friends may visit Sunday from 4pm-6pm at Bounds Funeral Home on East Main Street in Salisbury and Monday from 10am-11am at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Tom to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.

  • FAMILY

  • Mary Jane Storm Hughes, Mother
  • Thomas Blair Hughes, Father
  • Barbara Hughes - 2006, Wife
  • Kevin Hughes & Colleen, Son
  • Karen Wells & JR, Daughter
  • Andrew & Abigail Hughes, Grandchildren
  • Joshua & Chance Wells, Grandchildren
  • Geoffrey Wells & Kelly Sullivan, Grandchildren
  • Jennifer Conner & John, Sister
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chance Wells
  • Geoffrey Wells
  • Joshua Wells
  • Andrew Hughes
  • JR Wells
  • Kevin Hughes
  • DONATIONS

  • Coastal Hospice

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 1, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, July 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 2, 2018
  • Final Resting Place Monday, July 2, 2018
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Melissa Elutrio

July 2, 2018

Kevin & Karen,

I just found out yesterday from Aunt Susie, my thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.

Love,
Missy

Phyllis White

July 1, 2018

Tom was a kind and decent man who loved his family. When visiting him he always told me how lucky I was to have good health but he never complained to me about his current condition. I always complimented him for the wonderful children he and Barbara had raised. Over the years I have met students of his and they always told me what a good teacher he was. He will be missed but he is pain free now.

Roy Perdue

July 1, 2018

When Phyllis Trice White and I visited Tom in recent years, he has said more than once. he considered me his best friend in high school. I am grateful he remembered me that way. We did have many classes together, and I remember he, Franz Reinhardt, and I ate lunch together.....at least during our senior year, and possibly other years......and sometimes Ron Lilley would join us, depending on his class schedule. Tom was a good student, studied hard, and got good grades. There was no doubt in my mind he would become a successful teacher.
I knew Barbara from my years in Community Relations at Peninsula Regional, where she worked as a Respiratory Therapist.
When I became Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund at Salisbury University, Tom and Barbara, both SU alumni, were generous donors, and came to many social functions. I was happy to spend time talking with them, reminiscing about high school, and talking about their collections and antique business.
Tom was always the same person to everyone he knew -- soft spoken, honest, well read, loyal to his Church, and willing to share his opinion on current events and politics -- all good qualities. I shall miss him, but I am happy he is now pain free.

Phillip G. LeBel

June 30, 2018

Tom was a well regarded member of the Wicomico Senior High School Class of 1960. After many years of living away from the Eastern Shore, I caught up with him during the monthly breakfasts at Dayton's restaurant in Salisbury. We knew he had been undergoing medical treatment, but were surprised and saddened to learn of his passing. May he rest in peace.

Jean Washburn

June 29, 2018

I am so sorry for the loss of this fine man. I had the pleasure of working with him for several years. He team taught with me for a few years. Tom could get through to my special kids better then anyone I worked with. Prayers for the family. Tom will live on in the hearts of many people.

Karen Pietroski

June 28, 2018

Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow. Mr. Hughes was my English teacher at Washington High.

Michelle Martin-Sidders

June 28, 2018

Karen I just want you to know I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers. Just remember he may be gone but he will never be forgotten. The next year is going to be tough without him but you are strong and with family and friends you will get through it. Sending my condolences 💞 Mr. Tom was one loveable man and shared so much wisdom.

John R

June 28, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences. May the promise of a resurrection comfort you all in this time of grief. (John 5:28,29)

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

He was born on October 3, 1942 to Thomas Blair and Jane Storm Hughes.
He graduated from Wicomico High in 1960. He attended Salisbury State College where he met his beloved wife, Barbara. He graduated in 1964. He began his career teaching French at Snow Hill High School. He then taught English at Deal Island High and Marion High. He retired after 26 years at Washington High School where he was Chair of the English Department for 16 years. After retirement, he substitute taught in Wicomico County, taught English at the Adult Learning Center, and volunteered teaching English as a second language. He also had an antique business and loved to attend auctions. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran where he served as Congregation President. He was past treasurer for the Wicomico Republican Club. He was also a member of the former Mt. Hermon Lions Club.