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W. John Hughes

July 1, 1945 - June 10, 2018 West Grove, PA | Age 72 Loving Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, Brother-in-Law, Uncle and Friend.

 W. JOHN HUGHES, age 72, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the VA Medical Center, Hospice, Coatesville, PA. He was the husband of Edna Briggs Hughes, who passed away in 1998, and with whom he shared 30 years of marriage.

Born in West Grove, PA, he was the son of the late William J. Hughes and the late F. Miriam Pierce Hughes.

Mr. Hughes was a heavy equipment operator for Page Excavating, Lincoln University, PA, for 33 years, retiring in 2008.

He served his country in the U.S. Army, and was stationed in Vietnam.

He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed hunting, trains, sitting on his porch, making jelly, going to cook outs, and being with his family.

He was a member of the Atglen Sportsmen’s Club in Parkesberg, PA, and the NRA.

Mr. Hughes is survived by one son, W. John Hughes, Jr., and his wife Nicole of Broadway, VA; one daughter, Laura Hammond and her significant other, Kenny Sanchez of Oxford, PA; one brother, Harold T. Hughes and his wife Nancy of McVeystown, PA; one sister, C. Dianne Hylton of West Grove, PA; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty Hughes of Landenberg, PA, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Larry E. Hughes and baby Billy Hughes.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 6:00 to 8:00 on Thursday evening, June 14, 2018 and again from 11:00 to 12:00 on Friday morning, June 15, 2018, at the at the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home, 200 Rose Hill Road, West Grove, PA. His Funeral service will follow at 12:00. Burial will be in the  New London United Methodist Cemetery, New London, PA.

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June 14, 2018 6:00-8:00 Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home
200 Rose Hill Road
West Grove, PA.


June 15, 2018 11:00-12:00 Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home,
200 Rose Hill Road
West Grove, PA

Funeral Service

June 15, 2018 12:00 Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home,
200 Rose Hill Road
West Grove, PA


  1. John and Laura, I remember your father sitting on the front porch. I lived on Chestnut Road and mostly grew up with John and the neighborhood group of kids. I am deeply saddened by your loss and pray you will find comfort in our Lord at this time.

    Margaret Reedy Corlessa | June 27, 2018 at 2:17 PM
  2. Diane and the Hughes Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry I could not be at the funeral. I was on vacation in Israel for 2 week. Thinking of you all. Love Myrtle

    Myrtle Pierce | June 18, 2018 at 6:28 PM
  3. John and Laura – So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. He was a great neighbor and dear man. Never easy saying goodbye but just think how happy of a reunion your Mom and him are having. Thoughts and prayers for y’all.

    Tara Eggers | June 11, 2018 at 9:03 PM
  4. I am deeply sorry for your family’s loss. The God of all comfort will help you to cope during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:4)

    Chris C | June 11, 2018 at 7:44 AM
  5. My deepest sympathies go out to John’s family
    When I was growing up John and Edna were often a part of our cook outs, camping and family fun times. I remember Penny ante poker games and pinochle, oh my, the pinochle games got a bit loud! I always remembered John as a big ole teddy bear of a man. Very gentle and sometimes mischeivious! He loved to make Edna blush! I thought of him as a true member of my family.
    Rest well my Big John, as much as you are loved here on Earth, heaven holds even more for you!

    Gayle (Carter)Fisher | June 11, 2018 at 5:50 AM

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