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Otto R. Hughes, 70 years of life in Lock Haven was embraced by his heavenly father on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Hershey Medical Center.
He married Georgia A. (Dingman) to whom he had been with for 29 years.
Otto was born in Williamsport on January 31, 1948 and was the son of the late Russell A. and Wanda K. (Pearsall) Hughes. He graduated from Jersey Shore High School and attended Williamsport Area Community College. He embraced everyday as an opportunity to further his knowledge.
He was a self employed general contractor for 25 plus years. Otto was truly a professional of every task he completed. He was an accredited master electrician, certified master gardener, 4-H Leader, and a perfectionist of all trades known. Otto was never hesitant of his abilities. He was a member of the Pine Creek Township Planning board for 35 plus years and always fought for the values of the common man.
Otto had attended Walnut Street Baptist Church, Jersey Shore and always enjoyed sharing the Salvation message. He was an early riser whom grabbed every minute of every day. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, wood working, antique shows, and flea markets. He loved spending time with his family; especially his beloved grandchildren.
In addition to his wife Georgia, he is survived by two sons; Aaron R. Hughes (Kathy) of Leesburg, VA and Ethan R. Hughes (Eileen) of Avis, two daughters; Autumn R. Price of Loganton and Daisy M. Downey (Cameron) of Lock Haven, three step-children; Nathan Dingman (Lorin) of Renovo, Pennie Bodley of Renovo and Martha Dingman of Lock Haven, and thirteen grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son; Andrew R. Hughes.
There will be a public viewing held 9 – 11 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Rearick Carpenter Funeral Home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore where the funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend George C. Grossman will officiate the services. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.