Covell Funeral Home

232 East State Street, Traverse City, MI


Edwin Stanley Hughes

August 3, 1937January 11, 2020

Edwin Stanley Hughes was born on August 3, 1937 and passed away on January 11, 2020 at his home in Traverse City; he was 82 years old. Edwin served in the United States Navy, after which, he worked as a representative for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union where he retired in his late 50’s. He was married to Mary Jo Campbell for 61 years. They enjoyed a beautiful life together and Edwin took great care of Mary Jo until the day she passed away in 2012. In his later years, he would enjoy many visits from his three daughters, all of whom would leave his house with some treasure he had given them. Ed enjoyed gardening, fishing, and was a very talented wood worker. He also enjoyed attending yard sales where he would find many gems. His favorite holiday was Halloween and he would give out huge candy bars to all the kids in the neighborhood; they all loved it! Mourning Edwin’s passing are his three daughters, Laura Hughes (Fred Cybulski), Wendy (Michael) Gillner and Cindy Hughes; grandchildren, Janae (Bill), Scott, Cory (Sara) and Rachel (Fountain); great-grandchild, Jujuan (Tessa) and great-great-grandchild, Isabella. He will also be remembered by his brother, Alan Hughes, brother-in-law, James Campbell and sister-in-law, Katherine Campbell, as well as, many nieces and nephews. Please join us for a celebration of Edwin’s life taking place on Thursday, January 16, from 6:00-8:00 at Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020


Edwin Stanley Hughes

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Melvin Workman

January 14, 2020

Edwin was such a great man, husband, and father. He was the best neighbor. We always looked forward to seeing him and talking with him. He always shared so much with us. We miss his lovely wife, Mary Jo too.

Marilyn Gray

January 13, 2020

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts & prayers are with your family. I thought your dad was a wonderful man, He will be sadly missed. Sincerely Marilyn Gray