On September 6, 2022, Daniel Richard Hughey of Savannah was called home at the age of 89. Born in Baltimore, Maryland to Richard and Thelmeta Hughey, he grew up in Baltimore with his parents and younger brother, Lee, and attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute before moving to Georgia to attend Georgia Tech. He graduated with a degree in Engineering and worked for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad before finding his passion in sales. He moved from Baltimore to Chicago and raised his family there. Dick worked for Sperry Univac (now Unisys) for over 35 years, selling computer solutions and improvements, most notably for the Chicago Public Schools. He made service to the church a lifelong endeavor as an avid volunteer and dedicated congregant. He loved organizing events and was especially gifted as a leader in projects benefiting others.
He has been married to his wife, Charlotte Morris Hughey, since October 1961. Last year they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. He is pre-deceased by his parents and brother. Dick is survived by his wife of sixty years, Charlotte; daughters Lisa Danielle Hughey-Underwood and Charlotte Ann Caldwell Hughey; son-in-law, James R. Underwood; and grandchildren, Ross Daniel Underwood, Kyle William Underwood, and Rachel Margaret Underwood.
There will be a Celebration of Life ceremony in Savannah at 2:00 pm on January 2, 2023, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. There will also be a memorial service at Short Funeral Home in Delmar, Delaware on October 28, 2022.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his name to:
America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia
2501 E President St
Savannah, GA 31404
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
3 Westridge Road
Savannah, GA 31411
I want to offer my sincere condolences. I'm so sorry about your loss. I hope the good memories you have of him will comfort you.
- Tammy Sreniawski, Elk Grove Village, IL
Charlotte and family, so sorry to hear of Dick's passing, it was announced at the Mighty 8th Air Force Guild meeting this evening. For the past several years, Dick and I served as greeters, on Friday afternoons at the Museum and it was a pleasure working with him, tossing around yarns of our past in between greeting people in the rotunda. I feel I know you all, he shared many fond stories about y'all and how proud he was of you. He was a good man and I shall miss him dearly. Brad Wolff
- Bradley C Wolff, BLUFFTON, SC