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Robert L. "Boo" McHugh, of Sharon, passed away at 12:39 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at Sharon Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. He was 85.
Mr. McHugh was born Feb. 10, 1932, in Sharon, a son of Robert McHugh Sr. and Marcella (Kapturasky) McHugh. He was a 1952 graduate of Sharon High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Bob retired as an electrician in 1985 from the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp., where he was employed for 31 years. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, Sharon.
"Boo," as he was known to many, was an avid fisherman and hunter and a member of the Western Reserve Fish and Game Association, where he enjoyed playing poker with his friends. He was also a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks, Lodge 103, Sharon; and the Hickory VFW, Post 6166, Hermitage.
His wife, the former Dolores "Dolly" E. Hunter, whom he married Aug. 21, 1954, passed away Aug. 21, 2006.
Surviving are two daughters, Kathleen M. McHugh (Cyril) Smrecansky of Sharon and Susan E. (Lawrence) Boca of South Pymatuning Township; a son, Robert M. McHugh of Sandy Lake; and five grandchildren, Bobby Taylor, Brandie Beisel, Ashley McClearn and Brady and Miranda Boca; and five great-grandchildren. He also leaves a sister, Patricia Fastrich of Camp Hill; a brother, James (Connie) McHugh of Carlisle; a sister-in-law, Connie (Gerald) Matvey of Mercer; a brother-in-law, David (Connie) Hunter of Sharon; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Bob was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jack McHugh; and a sister, Sally Palko.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church, 237 W. Silver St., Sharon, PA 16146.

Robert L. "Boo," 85, of Sharon.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday (10-29-17, in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: Funeral at 11 a.m., Monday (10-30-17) in the First United Methodist Church, Sharon, with the Rev. Doug Dyson, pastor, officiating.
Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on October 26, 2017
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