Little League® International mourns the passing of Jerry Hughes, a former employee of Little League International. He was 91.
Mr. Hughes, a native of Grayling, Mich., moved to South Williamsport, Pa., as a child and was a 1947 graduate of South Williamsport High School.
He joined the Little League Baseball and Softball Marketing Department in October 1982, working specifically with the production of Little League flags and banners. He also spent time working with the Maintenance; and Shipping and Receiving departments before retiring in September 1991 at the age of 65.
Prior to joining the Little League staff, Mr. Hughes, a World II veteran of the United States Navy (1944-to-1946), was self-employed. He was the owner and operator, of Hughes Band Saw Shop from 1958-to-1982.
Mr. Hughes, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golf, is survived by his wife of 69 years, Lois Ann; his sisters Sally and Maureen; children Timothy, Maureen, and Brian; and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sisters Elizabeth, Margaret, and Mary Louise; his brothers Jack, Roger, and Francis, and his daughter, Kathleen. Tim Hughes also spent several years employed by Little League International, working in the Public Relations and Operations Departments. He is currently a member of the organization’s International Board of Directors and served as Board Chairman from 2004-to-2007.