LT JAMES "JIM" McHUGH
Lt Jim McHugh, conferring with BC Richardson
James E. McHugh
Born October 16, 1947 in Washington D.C., the son
of Col. James McHugh and Alice Zeiler McHugh, and younger brother to Nancy
McHugh. Jim was raised in Virginia, with some time spent in Germany and Tucson.
In 1966 Jim entered the Army as a Private, he was sent to Officer Training and
in 1967 was commissioned a First Lieutenant. Jim served in Viet Nam and was
discharged in 1969 as a U.S. Army Captain. Jim went to work for the Veteran
Administration in D.C. and transferred to the Phoenix office in 1974. Not one
for indoor office work, Jim quit the VA to start his own business and enjoy the
outdoors. He started "Mostly Tennis" and taught tennis at
Kiwanis Tennis Center and Gene Autry Sports Complex. He also coached girlsí
tennis at Gilbert HS, Highland HS, and lastly at Westwood HS.
Jim was an avid outdoorsman enjoying running, hiking, camping and tennis.
Jim lost his battle with Melanoma December 8, 2017. He is survived by his sister; Nancy McHugh and long-time friends Al, Carolyn Sinclair and family; Ed, Adrienne and Paige Sloat and Amy Novotny. A Celebration of Jimís Life will be held at 1 p.m. February 3, 2018, at The Falls Event Center, 4635 E Baseline Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234.