Richard Thomas Pugh

May 29, 1947 ~ August 10, 2020 (age 73)


Richard Thomas Pugh passed into eternal rest on August 10, 2020 at home surrounded by his family after a long battle with COPD and Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency.  

He was born on May 29, 1947 son of the late William and Hazel “Eleanor” Pugh. He was a 1965 graduate of Hubbard High School. Richard worked for General Motors, where he was a foreman before retiring in 2006.

Richard was very outgoing and enjoyed many activities. He enjoyed golfing with his friends, and he bowled in a men’s bowling league for many years. He was an avid Cleveland Indians and Browns fan and he also enjoyed watching NASCAR. What he loved more than all of that was spending time with his family.

Left to cherish his memory is the love of his life, Paula (Robbins) Pugh whom he married on September 30, 1994; his 6 children, Thomas Anthony and Chad Pugh both of Dallas, TX, Richelle (Brian) of Youngstown, Richard (Daisy) of Niles, Gary (Brent) of Niles, and Taylor (Jordan) of Leetonia; 13 grandchildren, Zane Anthony and Brody Anthony of Irvine, CA, Joey Moger, Lilly, Nathaniel, and Maisie Phelps, Aubrianna Pugh, Kayleigh, Keegan and Owen Reynolds, Brantley Finnie -Pugh, and Alec Swogger. He also leaves behind brothers and sisters William "Bill" (Donna) Pugh of Hubbard, Bob (Lucy) Pugh of Spotvania, VA, Joan (Bert) Protheroe of Hubbard, Beverly (Jim) of Sebring, FL, Judy (Bob) Shelley of Hubbard, Patti (Tom) Bell of Hubbard, Terri (Ron) Young of Hubbard, Jackie (Bill) Dewell of New Waterford, Brother in Laws Jim (Maureen) Robbins of Mineral Ridge, John (Joanne) Robbins of New Hudson, MI, and Fred Roth of Hubbard; his mother in law, Theresa Robbins of Niles; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Gary and John, and 2 sisters, Marianne and Barb.

The family would like to thank Crossroads Hospice, Rev. Burl Jernigan, and Angie Shelley for their care and compassion.

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Calling hours will be held on Sunday, August 16, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home 614 Warren Ave., Niles, OH 44446.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Girard 7 E. Kline St., Girard, OH 44420 with Rev. Burl Jernigan.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.

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Calling Hours
August 16, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
WM Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services LLC
614 Warren Ave
Niles, OH 44446

Funeral Service
August 17, 2020

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Girard
7 E. Kline St.
Girard, OH 44420

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