Published Date Written by Dan Miller
Charles Curtis Hughes, 85, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, January 22, at Masonic Home, Elizabethtown.
Charles was born on November 18, 1929 in Harrisburg, and was the son of the late John R. Hughes and Margaret Mullen Bohl.
He graduated from the former Lower Paxton High School, class of 1948; was a member of Hershey Free Church, First Church of God, Middletown, Middletown Historical Society, William Snyder Lodge in Harrisburg, Tall Cedars, the Shade Tree Commission of Middletown, and he was a former chairman of the former Middletown American Red Cross.
Charles owned and operated the former C. Curtis Hughes Flower Shop in Middletown for over 27 years; and he enjoyed family vacations, especially vacations to Disney World.
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by a grandson Charles Douglas Lutz.
Charles is survived by his loving wife of over 60 years, Hilda Laukemann Hughes; two daughters Karen Fritz and husband Michael of Carlisle, and Michele Lutz and husband Doug of Middletown; one stepbrother William D. Roberts of Florida; one stepsister Gene Mummert of Harrisburg; two granddaughters Heidi Sheaffer and husband Dennis of Carlisle, and Heather Fritz of Carlisle; one grandson Cody Lutz; and two great-grandchildren Logan and Arlene Deardorff.
A Tribute to his life: Wednesday, January 28, at 11 a.m. at First Church of God, 235 W. High St., Middletown, with the Rev. Kimberly Shifler and the Rev. Omar Zook officiating.
Viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St. Middletown, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the church.
Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com.