Born in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Resided in: College Station, Texas

Edward R. McHugh, 90, formerly of Baytown joined the Lord on June 16, 2021. His family will receive guests during visiting hours from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 20th at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home, 3001 S College Ave in Bryan, TX. A graveside service will be held Monday, June 21st, at 11:10 am, Houston National Veteran Cemetery, 10410 Veteran Memorial Drive, Houston, Tx 77038.

Ed was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1931 to Dennis & Anna McHugh. Ed attended an all-boys parochial school and Augustinian College of Villanova College, graduating in 1952. Ed proudly served in the U.S. Army in Korea, attaining the rank of Sergeant. He then went to work for U.S. Steel Corp, enjoying a career in the steel industry until retiring from the Texas Works, Baytown facility as General Foreman. He married his loving wife, JoAnn, in 1978. After retirement, Ed worked for the Goose Creek School system and enjoyed officiating youth sports for many years. Ed loved golfing at the Goose Creek Country Club and world traveling – almost as much as he loved his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dennis. He is survived by wife, JoAnn, of 43 years, his brother Bernard and sister-in-law Maureen, sons Mike and daughter-in-law Denise; Robert and daughter-in-law Sharon; Dennis and daughter-in-law Kim and daughter, Wendi. Ed has six grandchildren: Megan, Connor, Cameron, Sean, Carson and Cayden and two great-grandchildren: Parker and Jack. In addition, Ed has several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salvation Army or to your favorite charity.


Visitation: June 20, 2021 1:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Room: Bluebonnet Chapel
Graveside Service: June 21, 2021 11:30 am

Houston National VA Cemetery
10410 Veterans Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77038

(281) 447-8686

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  1. Dennis & Kim, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Jo Ann, I’m so sorry to read about Ed’s passing. It was a pleasure knowing and working with both of you at U. S. Steel in Baytown. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you and your family. God bless you.

  3. Jo Ann, I am very sorry to read of Ed’s passing. It was a pleasure knowing and working with both of you at U. S. Steel in Baytown. My deepest sympathies and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you.

  4. Dear Jo, When I heard the very sad news of Ed’s passing the other day, so many wonderful memories came flooding back, starting with the time I first met the two of you in Cancun… hard to believe that was 30 years ago already. I always enjoyed the times when I called the house and he answered the phone so we could talk a few minutes. These were never boring, “ordinary” conversations…. Ed was so highly intelligent, so well-read, and so sharp and quick-witted, it was a challenge just to keep up with him! He almost always made me laugh, and he always encouraged me to think about things a little differently. How refreshing that you never had to guess what his opinion was or where he stood on any topic. And he knew so much about so many things. Ed was a “class act”, a real “mensch”. I just wanted you to know how incredibly special I always thought he was and that I sincerely appreciate how much better off I am for having had the privilege of being able to call him a friend. My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time. God Bless….

  5. Jo Ann and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We miss all of you.

    Reggie and Pam Rome
    Colmesneil, TX

  6. Jo Ann and McHugh family,
    As is often the case with Obituaries, they reveal the facts of ones life but not the substance. This is a glimpse of the Ed we knew:
    When we first came to know Ed, he was already in his early 60’s. I had met JoAnn a few months earlier and we had become fast friends. In fact, she has been my best friend for almost 30 years now. As a result of my friendship with JoAnn, JT and I began spending a good deal of time with the McHughs. My/our first impression of Ed was that we were, likely, polar opposites. But after the first few visits, Ed, too, became a close friend.
    Ed and JT, both, were proud of their Irish heritage. Both, too, enjoyed discussing world affairs, sports and the latest books they had read. (Ed could not only talk sports but was still playing a good game of golf into his 70s.)
    What was clear from the very beginning was Ed’s love for JoAnn, their kids and grandkids. The grandkids, especially, were one of his favorite topics.
    Over the years we enjoyed numerous trips with Ed and JoAnn. Hawaii, the Caribbean, Key West, New Orleans, Breckenridge, Philadelphia, Marthas Vineyard/Nantucket and Lake Tahoe, to name a few. Although we have many memories of Ed from those trips, one of our favorites was of Ed playing Air Guitar in a bar in New Orleans. The cover band was playing classics from the 60s and 70s and, dispite having consumed several Guinness, Ed still seemed to “play” in rythem, for the most part. (We knew the man could dance to all kinds of music but to see him dance and play Air Guitar at the same time, brought his abilities to a new level).
    The McHugh’s were a big part of our lives back then and we will never forget those good old days. Although we have been separated by virtue of our moving to Tennessee a few years ago to be close to our grandkids,
    they have always remained in our thoughts.
    I hope these few anecdotes give you some idea of the Ed we came to love.
    Beidh se’ caillte

    Love, Gayle and JT Dailey

  7. JoAnn,

    I wish Corey and I could have known you and Ed sooner. Yall are a blessing to have as a neighbor. Our sweet Logan is so blessed to have a JoJo and Aunt Linda in her life.
    Our condolences,
    Corey and Brittany Owens

  8. Jo Ann,

    I was so sorry to learn that Ed passed away. I have many good memories of golf at the Goose and working with Ed preparing his income tax returns.

    Please accept my condolences. Ed was a great guy and I know you and his family will miss him dearly.

    With warmest regards.

  9. Joann
    I remember both of you very well, Big Ed was really a great person to know we both were Phila guys.
    I worked in production planning and worked with Ed a lot.
    God bless you and May my friend Rest In Peace.
    Ed Kaloustian

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