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John P. Hughes

d. August 2, 2018

BRIG. Gen. John P. Hughes, Sr. USAF/IL-ANG, Ret., age 69, of O'Fallon, IL, born on April 11,1949 in Evergreen Park, IL, died on Thursday, August 2,2018 at his residence. John P. Hughes Sr. was a man defined by his family and the people he touched through tireless dedication to service of his country and community. "service before self'was more than a phrase to him, it was his way of life. He served as a husband, father, General, community leader, role-model and much more. He will be forever missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him. His legacy will live on through his family and countless friends, and we are all so grateful for the time and beautiful moments we shared with him. He is loved, now and forever. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jacqueline Marie Hughes; his parents, Thomas A. and Kathleen M., nee Doyle, Hughes; and his brothers, Thomas and Terrance Hughes. John is survived by his wife, Ellen E. Hughes, nee Koth; his children, John P. Hughes, Jr., of St. Louis, MO and Julie A. Hughes of St. Louis, MO; his twin sister, Kathleen M. Logan of Beecher, IL and his sister, Nancy A. Tresch of Las Vegas, NV; his nephew Michael Tresch, CFD, of Chicago, IL and his beloved schnauzers, Nellie and Sophie. True to his character, John wanted his passing to help our service families in need. We ask rather than flowers, you make a donation on his behalf to the Airmen and Family Readiness Center at Scott AFB, Friends of Military Families. Attn: Lona Berndt. 404 W. Martin St. Bldg: 1650, Scott AFB lL 62225. (618)-256-8668. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.kasslyfuneral.com. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 5,2018 at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd, Fairview Heights,IL. Visitation Thursday, August 9, 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Funeral Friday, August 10, 8:30 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Linus Church, located at 10300 Lawler Ave., Oak Lawn, Il. for a 9:30 a.m. Mass. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
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