Fred "Birdie" Hughley Jr.
Fred A. Hughley, Jr., affectionately known as “Birdie”, was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 24, 1950 to the late Fred and Earline Hughley. After a lengthy illness, he departed this life on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.
Birdie attended grade school and high school in Greenburgh, New York. He later attended Westchester Community College where he received a degree in Electrical Technology. In June 1975 he started working as an engineer at ABC-TV in New York. After 38 years of experience he retired from the ABC-TV Network in 2013.
Birdie loved to travel. He would get in his car and drive to Connecticut, Atlantic City or Baltimore, Maryland to visit his cousins. He always turned on the car radio to listen to the Motown Hits of the 60’s and 70’s while he drove. He would visit Baltimore frequently to attend birthday parties, weddings, and the Annual Hughley Family Reunion Picnic. In Baltimore he also attended church services where he stood strong in his faith. Each year during the month of September, he would travel to Chattanooga, Tennessee to visit friends and all of his Hughley cousins.
Birdie had a high spirited personality that drew people to him. When you were in his presence, he would have you laughing heartily. Even though he had moments of discomfort during his illness, he managed to maintain his optimism and sense of humor. He looked forward to spending the holidays with his sister, Beverly, and enjoyed her delicious home cooking. He loved playing around with his friends and above all, his family. Birdie was a kind, loving person, a true gentleman that lived his life to the fullest.
Birdie leaves to cherish his memory: a loving and devoted sister, Beverly Jensen; a special friend, Dr. Kim Woods; a very special cousin and traveling buddy Melvin Davis; and a host of Hughley cousins in Baltimore, Maryland and Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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