R. George "Buzz" Hughes, 86, of Wyomissing, passed away on Friday, September 09, 2022, in the Reading Hospital, surrounded by his family. Born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Raymond Hughes and Catherine (Boughter) Hughes. His mother went on to marry Buzz’s stepfather, George Schupp. Buzz graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1954 and obtained his associate degree at Penn State. He married the love of his life, Linda (Weyandt) Hughes, in 1966. Buzz proudly served his country in the United States Army and went on to work at Carpenter Technology for 33 years until his retirement. He was a member of Schwarzwald Lutheran Church. With his warm personality and goofy sense of humor, Buzz made friends with everyone he met. Along with his wife and a group of good friends, Buzz started a wine-tasting group that met monthly for 30 years. This was followed in recent years by a smaller group who enjoyed bourbon tasting. He had a lifelong love of animals and felt lucky to share his life with so many beloved pets. He loved motor vehicles of all kinds: planes, trains (both real and model), and particularly, sports cars. He enjoyed watching Formula 1 racing, reading books, and listening to blues music. Above all else, he loved his family and friends.
In addition to his wife, Buzz is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Hughes, and her partner Kenneth Cline, of Bar Harbor, Maine, and nieces and nephews. Buzz was predeceased by his sister Maria Souders.
Visitation with family and friends will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm in Lutz Funeral Home, Inc., 2100 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading PA 19606. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Animal Rescue League, 58 Kennel Road Birdsboro PA 19508. Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com.