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Obituary for John E. Hughes Sr.

John E. Hughes Sr. age 63, of Mantua Twp. passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, June 27, 2023.  Born in Massachusetts,  he attended Clearview Regional High School and played baseball, football, and wrestled.  John was the Vice President of his senior class and graduated in 1978.  He retired from New Jersey American Water based in Delran and was active with Mantua Little League and the Clearview Junior Wrestling Association.  He was instrumental in the planning and construction of the Clearview Wrestling building located in Mantua Twp.  John was an avid Philadelphia Eagles Fan and loved the Phillies and 76ers.   

He is survived by his wife Annette (nee Werner); two sons John E. Hughes Jr. (fiancée Kimberly) of Delray Beach, FL and Andrew J. Hughes of Washington Twp; brothers Danny Hughes (Kelly) and David Hoffman (Franklin Cumberbatch); along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends may visit from 9 am to 11 am on Friday, July 7th, 2023, at Smith Funeral Home, 47 Main Street Mantua, NJ where a funeral service will be held at 11 am.  Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Washington Twp., NJ.  As an expression of sympathy, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association at  Memories and condolences can be shared at