Industry Vet Jesse Hamilton McHugh Dies at Age 74

Thu November 23, 2006 - Northeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Jesse Hamilton McHugh of Gardiner, N.Y. died on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, in Utica, N.Y. He was 74.

The son of Jesse and Harriett Chrisman McHugh, he was born Aug. 29, 1932 in Cornwall, N.Y.

Hamilton was a 1955 graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (R.P.I.) with a degree in management civil engineering.

Throughout his career, he had management positions with numerous heavy equipment companies including: Allis-Chalmers, Poclain, Lorain, Rotec Concrete and most recently Formula Equipment of Rock Tavern, N.Y., where he worked in sales and rentals.

Hamilton worked in Dubai, U.A.E. for three years as the United States representative of Koering Lorain.

He was a retired captain who served 21 years in the Army National Guard Artillery. He also had served in the Coast Guard Auxiliary as Flotilla Commander of 14-7 in Fredericksburg, Va.

He was a member of of the Wallkill Lions Club and the National Rifle Association.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth A. Wells McHugh; son, Keith L. McHugh and his wife, Mary of Newtown, Conn.; daughter, Kim L. Wilson and husband, Thomas of Ringwood, N.J.; son, Kevin C. McHugh of Georgia; four grandchildren, Catherine M. McHugh, Rebecca C. McHugh, Daniel P. Wilson and Tyler J. Wilson; brother, Chris McHugh and his wife, Marylin of Wallkill; brother, Thomas McHugh of Wallkill; and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Millspaugh Funeral Home, 22 Bank St., Walden, N.Y. The burial was in Bruynswick Rural Cemetery in Wallkill, N.Y.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements were made by Millspugh Funeral Directors.

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