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James Stephen "Steve" Hughes
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Birth: Dec. 8, 1943
Charlottesville City
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 28, 2008
Virginia, USA

James Stephen "Steve" Hughes, 64, of Charlottesville passed away quietly at his home on Thursday, February 28, 2008, after a short, brave bout with cancer.

Born December 8, 1943, in Charlottesville, he was the son of the late James A. Hughes and Ella Morris Hughes Herndon.

Steve leaves to cherish his memory his wife of over 23 years, Sue Critzer Hughes; his daughter, Valerie Hughes; his sister, Charlotte Napier and her husband, Bobbie; two nephews, a niece and their families. "The Big Person" will be missed by his dog, Z. Many other relatives and friends will miss him as well.

Steve had a great passion for life and for everything that was part of it. He never did anything half way. At Lane High School he lettered in football, basketball, and track.

He attended East Carolina University on a football scholarship. His love of football started on his father's lap at University of Virginia games. Throughout his life he was an avid supporter of University of Virginia football and basketball. He expressed his love of University of Virginia sports saying he bled orange from one arm and blue from the other. Steve's love for football extended to the Washington Redskins. Late in life Steve took up the sport of golf which he played every time he could even into his last days. He watched golf and NASCAR races whenever they were on television.

Those who knew Steve will have their own memories about his passions in and for life. Cherish those!

At his request, "I don't want any--well, many flowers.

Have donations made to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 2200 Old Ivy Road, Suite 2, Charlottesville, VA 22903. A special thanks to them for abiding by his wishes and for supporting Steve and Sue in his last days.

Thank you also to the nurses and staffs of floors seven and four and to the Interventional Radiology staff at the Martha Jefferson Hospital for their loving care.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2008, at the Hill and Wood Funeral Home with the Reverend Tommy Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Rock Gate Cemetery in Crozet, Virginia. There is no scheduled visitation.

Honorary pallbearers will be Billy McCann, David Morris, Kevin Gibson, Jim Copeland, Steve McNerney, Jim Deinlein, Ralph Feil, and Harry Pond.
Published in the Daily Progress from February 29 to March 1, 2008 
Rockgate Cemetery
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA
Created by: GSF
Record added: Jul 17, 2011
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