Age 94, died peacefully on October 7, 2019 after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Jane Murphy Hughes and the father of eight sons, Edward (Gwendolyn), Eugene (Patricia), Robert (Valerie), Timothy (Aurora), Thomas, Christopher (Marie), Brian (Linda) and Donald (Mary Louise). Also survived by seventeen grand-children and eleven great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his younger brothers Joseph and Thomas and sisters Jane O'Shaughnessy, Catherine Raisch, Patricia Miljenovic and Mary Morris. He was a lifelong resident of Plymouth Meeting and Chestnut Hill. He was a graduate of La Salle College High School Class of 1942, attended St. Joseph's College and graduated from Franklin and Marshall College, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. He served in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946 and during the Korean War. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Class of 1948 and served his general surgery residency at the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Hospital. He was certified as a general surgeon in 1960 and was affiliated with the surgical teaching faculty of Jefferson Medical College for many years. Over one hundred and fifty medical residents and three hundred medical students received part of their surgical training and experience under his tutelage.