Richard M. Hughes
Captain, United States Navy
Richard M. "Mac" Hughes, 71, a Navy Captain who retired in 1983 from the Chief of Naval Operations' office as Director of the Attack Submarine Section, died of prostate cancer December 14, 2002, at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He lived in Annandale, Virginia.
Captain Hughes, whose naval career was devoted to the submarine service, was a native of Athens, Ohio, and a 1955 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. His commands included the submarine Billfish and the sub tender Fulton. Among his honors was a Legion of Merit.
After he retired from the Pentagon, he worked for two Navy contractors, American Systems Corp. and PDI Corp.
He was a member of the Navy Submarine League and the personnel committee at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church in Burke.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Mary
Joyce Hughes of Annandale; four children, Douglas Hughes of Wheaton, Navy
Cmdr. Jeffrey Hughes of Saratoga Springs, New York, Susan Resch of Erdenheim,
Pennsylvania., and Gail Hughes of Washington; and seven grandchildren.
On Saturday, December 14, 2002, in Falls
Church, VA. Beloved husband of Mary Joyce Hughes; father of Douglas Hughes
of Wheaton, MD, Cdr. Jeffrey Hughes of Saratoga Springs, NY, Susan Resch
of Philadelphia, PA and Gail Hughes of Washington, DC. Also survived by
daughter-in-law; Amy Hughes, son-in-law, Robert Resch; seven grandchildren,
Sarah, Stephen and Kate Hughes, Matthew, Jessica and Sam del Rio and Timothy
Resch and a close cousin, Thomas J. Bradshaw of Gallopolis, OH. Funeral
services will be held on Thursday, December 19 at 2 p.m. at St. Stephen
United Methodist Church, 9203 Braddock Rd., Burke, VA 22015. Interment
at Arlington National Cemetery on January 8, 2003 at 3 p.m. In lieu of
flowers, donations in his memory may be made to "Life with Cancer," INOVA
Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church, VA 22042.