Published in Daily Breeze on September 22, 2010
"Eddie" Hughes passed away suddenly on September 17, 2010 while on vacation
with his family in Zion, Utah.
Eddie was born December 19, 1929 in San
Pedro, CA to Edmund Shaw Hughes and Margherita Costa Hughes. He attended school
in San Pedro and graduated from San Pedro High School in the summer of 1947.
went on to play professional baseball with the New York Yankees farm club until
he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in the Korean conflict.
again played baseball after returning home from the service. On New Year's Eve
1953 he married Pauline Morrell. He worked at the U.S. Postal Service until his
retirement in 1989.
He loved his family and church, his many pets, enjoyed
traveling and "the sport of kings".
He is survived by wife, Pauline;
daughters, Debbie Hughes and Diane (Jerry C.) Rodin; grandchildren, Eric, Jeffrey
and Jillian Katnic; great-grandsons, Scott and Jeremy Katnic; brother, Kenneth
(Cheryl) Hughes of Kansas and family; Uncle Robert Costa of Torrance; and numerous
cousins throughout California.
"A heart that touches the lives of
many will live forever. We love and miss you Poppy."
be held at Green Hills Mortuary, 27501 S. Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes from
3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2010.
Funeral services will be
held at Christ Lutheran Church, 28850 S. Western Avenue, Rancho Palos Verdes on
Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Green Hills
Memorial Park. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.