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Raymond William McHugh Jr.

July 24, 1930 - April 13, 2017

Burial Date April 22, 2017

A gathering to honor Ray’s life will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Gilbert Funeral Home: 1422 Michigan Street Algonac, MI 48001. A mass will be held at St. Catherine’s-Our Lady on the River, 1103 Washington Street Algonac, MI 48001 at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. https://www.trustbridge.com

Raymond William Mc Hugh Jr., 86, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 24, 1930. Ray played saxophone in the Redford High School band. He was a member of the Detroit National Guard. Ray wed Beryl Louise Frank on February 11, 1949. They were married for 48 years until her death in 1999. Ray was the youngest Ford Dealer in the United States and was a Ford 500 Club Top Salesman for 1952 – 1955. He was a president of the Elks Club in Houghton Lake Michigan. In the 1970s he founded The Shoe Shack in Detroit, the first brand-name shoe discount retailer in the county. His true loves were boating, hunting, fishing and horses. Ray was predeceased by his father, Raymond Mc Hugh Sr., his mother Melvina Mc Hugh, his wife Beryl, brother Frederick Mc Hugh, and his daughter Theresa Skoog. He is survived by his brother Donald Mc Hugh Sr., four children, Christine Geliebter, Claudia Smith, Timothy Mc Hugh, Daniel Mc Hugh, eight grandchildren and a great grandchild. A gathering to honor Ray’s life will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Gilbert Funeral Home: 1422 Michigan Street Algonac, MI 48001. A mass will be held at St. Catherine’s-Our Lady on the River, 1103 Washington Street Algonac, MI 48001 at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. https://www.trustbridge.com