Ronald H. Hughes, 83, of State College and formerly of Clearfield, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at the Village at Penn State. He was born Aug. 29, 1929 in Clearfield, the son of the late Raymond and Margaret (Hopkins) Hughes.
Mr. Hughes graduated from Penn State University in 1951 with a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. He worked many years in Curwensville at the North American Refactories until retiring after 38 years.
He was a member of the Clearfield Presbyterian Church of Clearfield. He was an Eagle Scout, a member of the Clearfield Masonic Lodge #314 F&AM and an avid reader and golfer.
Mr. Hughes was a Penn State alumnus and attended all sporting events, especially football.
He is survived by his wife, Ramona (Robinson) Hughes, who he married March 22, 1951 at the Presbyterian Church of Clearfield; two daughters, Michele (Hughes)
Gainer and her husband, Mark of Lancaster and Deb (Hughes) Stewart and her husband, Ken of Clark Summit; and three grandchildren, Brent Hughes Stewart and Lindsay (Gainer) Attaway and her husband, Matthew, all of Virginia and Bradley Kent Stewart and his wife, Lindsay of Florida.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home Inc., Clearfield, with the Rev. Robert Mellgard officiating. Burial will be in the Crown Crest Memorial Park, Hyde.
Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers contributions are to be made to The Presbyterian Church, 119 N.
Second St., Clearfield, PA 16830, the American Cancer Society, 26 S. Second St., Clearfield, PA 16830 or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1541 Alta Dr., Suite 204, Whitehall, PA 18052.