OBITUARY

John T. Hughes

June 16, 1942November 24, 2018
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HUGHES - John T. November 24, 2018, loving husband of 54 years to Barbara (nee Schreiber); caring father of Catherine (Paul) Mason and David (Janet Schrum) Hughes; grandfather of Sarah, William Mason, Gabriel, Isabelle Hughes; brother of Thomas (late Carolyne), James (Marie) and Paul (Trish) Hughes; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the PERNA, DENGLER, ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 1671 Maple Rd., Williamsville, where a funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Please share condolences at www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 29, 2018
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Jean Gietl

November 29, 2018

Words don't seem enough at this time. I was thinking of all the good times we had over the years. John was a wonderful, kind, thoughtful man with a quiet sense of humor. I know Don has many stories about growing-up with his cousins and he shares them with me from time to time. May you find comfort in your loving memories. I wish you peace during this difficult time.
Much love,
Jean Gietl

SETH GELLER

November 28, 2018

In the school of life, some people just naturally & continually fall into being at the head of the class. My wonderful & dear friend John was one of them. John was the kindest, most non-judgmental, decent human being I've ever known, a truly special person. A former aeronautical engineer with Bell Aircraft & Bell Aerospace, John was also a master model builder, a "Picasso" as I used to tell him. John's favorite "medium" was 1:43 scale automobiles (about 3.5" to 4" inches long), especially 1:43 scale racing cars from the early 1900's through the late 1930's. John could masterfully "scratch build" whole model cars & model aircraft from the ground up, as well as do perfect repairs & restorations on older collectible models & miniatures. The aircraft model in the picture, a WW2 Bell P-39 "Airacobra", is an example of John's expertise. It was a partially built horribly wrecked wooden "instructional kit" from the 1940's found at a flea-market, which John rebuilt for me. Instead of using the cloth pieces provided in the kit that had already been very badly attached to the outside of all of the control surfaces, John manufactured hidden hinges for all of the fully working control surfaces with stainless steel wire that also control the rudder pedals & control "joy" stick. I tried my best not to embarrass John when I'd praise him on his incredibly fantastic modeling skills, as John's modesty was a big part of who he was. We really enjoyed our models & John really enjoyed building. He was truly a great man of the highest integrity. May John rest in peace & be eternally blessed in heaven.

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Biography

HUGHES - John T.
November 24, 2018, loving husband of 54 years to Barbara (nee Schreiber); caring father of Catherine (Paul) Mason and David (Janet Schrum) Hughes; grandfather of Sarah, William Mason, Gabriel, Isabelle Hughes; brother of Thomas (late Carolyne), James (Marie) and Paul (Trish) Hughes; also survived
by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the PERNA, DENGLER, ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 1671 Maple Rd., Williamsville, where a funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Please share condolences at www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com