Edwin Hughes, 99, formerly of Cambria

February 4, 2019

Edwin “Ed” W. Hughes, 99, formerly of Cambria and Loretta, passed away on Sunday morning, Jan. 27, 2019, at Randolph Health Services.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church in Cambria with the Rev. Kristin Frederich officiating. Relatives and friends may call on the family from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Ed was born on July 24, 1919, in Cambria, the son of William John and Dora (Wagner) Hughes. He was a 1937 graduate of Cambria High School. In 1941, Ed enlisted in the U.S. Navy and had served his country for six years. While serving, he met the love of his life and was united in marriage to Eva Donna Roser on Nov. 21, 1943, at the naval air station in Jacksonville, Florida. Following his discharge, they moved back to Cambria for 35 years and Ed was employed with Michigan Fruit Co. (Del Monte) in Cambria as an electrician and later with Busse Co. of Randolph, until his retirement at the age of 63. Ed and Eva moved north to Loretta, where they enjoyed retirement together. Ed loved to go fishing, trapping and hunting with both gun and bow. Due to failing health, they moved to Randolph in February 2015. Ed was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Cambria and a past member of Cambria Conservation Club.

Ed will be sadly missed and mourned by his wife, Eva, of Randolph; two daughters, Kathryn “Kay” (Fred) Heidt of rural Cambria and Carol Ann (Gaynell “Mac”) McPherson of California; his grandchildren, Suzie (Dennis) Roundy and Kim (Doug) Roeder, both of rural Cambria, Alan (Raynell) Lloyd, Felicia McPherson, Eva-Noreen (Patrick Steve) Torres and Kathleen Annette McPherson; his great-grandchildren, Colton Roundy, Dustin (Cassie) Roundy, Kiely and Jasmyn Lloyd, Julia and Maya Torres; his step-great-grandchildren, Caitlyn (Mike) Roeder and Bryanna (Craig) Tillema; his great-great-grandchildren, Avalon and Guenther Roundy; his step-great-great-grandchildren, Braelyn, Grayson Orion, Aiden and Emmett; two sisters, Phyllis (Keith) Hutzler of rural Cambria and Mary (Bob) Lenz of Beaver Dam; a brother, Marvin (Marge) Hughes of Wautoma; nieces, nephews, cousins, many other relatives and friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents.

The family of Ed Hughes extends a huge thank you to the staff of Randolph Health Services and assisted living for your tender loving care that given to Ed since they resided there.

The Kratz-Smedema Funeral Home in Cambria is serving the family. For more information or online condolences, please visit kratzfh.com.