Ralph Hughey, 75, Marion Center, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh.
He was born July 7, 1935, in Eldred Township, a son of the late Carmen “Jack” Hughey and Mary (Reed) Orcutt.
He was married to Rita (Uplinger) Hughey, who survives, of Marion Center.
Mr. Hughey was a former East Mahoning Township roadmaster for many years. He was a dozer operator in earlier years and worked at the Marion Center Speedway for more than 30 years. He enjoyed working in his vegetable garden and being outdoors, and was a pashionate animal lover, especially cats.
In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include a daughter, Kelly Smith and husband Arthur of Rochester Mills; a brother, Donald Hughey and wife Janice of Summerville; three sisters, Nancy Hetrick of Rochester Mills, Virginia Ishman and husband Donald of Brookville, and Mona Henry and husband Dennis of Rossiter; three grandchildren, Mistie, Ken “K.G.” and Kyle; three great-grandchildren, Madison, Gage and Tobin; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Clayton Hughey; his stepmother, LuLu Belle “Chub” Hughey, and stepfather, Charles Orcutt; and three brothers, Billy (infant), Gene Hughey and Ronald Orcutt.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at the funeral home with the Rev. Bruce Shannon officiating.
Interment to follow at Cedarview Memorial Park.
Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomes.com.