John Pierre-Michel Hugon, 81, of Wooster, OH died peacefully with family by his side on Sunday, January 29, 2023 after several years of battling ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Despite the effects of this terrible disease, he remained positive, always had a smile on his face and was very appreciative to have family and friends with him.
He was born January 15, 1942 in São Paulo, Brazil to Paul and Claire Hugon (nee Biniamovsky). On April 8, 1967, he married Karen Hugon (nee Shaw). She survives.
John attended the H.E.C. business school in Paris and graduated with an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He was an entrepreneur at heart, and worked in International Sales for both Rubbermaid and Seaman Corporation.
John had extensive interests and hobbies. He was an avid chess player and teacher, and had achieved the rating of Expert. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing, downhill skiing, nature, trail hiking, reading, photography and traveling the world; he spoke several languages.
For over 25 years, John and Karen took wilderness trips to explore Canada’s Algonquin Park where they would canoe and hike for miles and miles, carting their gear from lake to lake. He was a naturalist who loved spending time on his property and thrived when working in the woods or his extensive garden. He was fortunate to have golfed all over the world, and had been a member of the Mohican Golf League. Most of all, he loved being with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Along with his wife, John is survived by his children Artur Hugon of Phoenix, AZ, Claire Hugon of Charlotte, NC and Paul (Jennifer) Hugon of Wooster; grandchildren John Lucas Hugon, Tyler Clarence Hugon, Jake Mahaffey, Cole Mahaffey and Cora Hugon; sister Catherine Hugon of Paris, France and a nephew Frederic Hugon. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family was very fortunate to have outstanding home healthcare support. The family would also like to thank Avenue at Wooster and Crossroads Hospice for their excellent care and attention.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 18, 2023 with calling hours at 1:00pm and funeral services at 2:00pm at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the ALS Association, PO Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037, or Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr., Suite E, Uniontown, OH 44685 or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
What a lovely gentleman, that was full of fun, love, kindness and compassion. He truly made this world a better place and will be greatly missed. Love you John❤️
JP was like a family member to me even though there was no blood relation. He will be greatly missed by myself and my family.
I worked with John for 6 years at Seaman Corp. He was a great man who taught me the in’s and out’s of international sales.
Sending love to Paul and his family. What a beautiful and kind man who truly lived life to the fullest.
JP was a wonderful man. We are so fortunate to have been included in many family dinners and celebrations, giving us the time to get to know him. He was always so vibrant, kind and welcoming. He will be deeply missed. Sending healing light and love to all of you.
Paul and Jennifer….so sorry for your loss. Your Dad is at peace now. Take care.
Karen and family, so terribly sorry for your loss. May all those wonderful memories help carry you through this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss
I am so sorry for the loss of your father, thinking of your family.
Artur, Claire and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for comfort for your family.
Although I haven’t seen John for a number of years, I am saddened by his passing. He will be missed!
I’m so saddened to hear of his passing but thankful I was able to know him. He was a very wise man and all who knew him are richer for their time spent with him.
He will be missed. I always enjoyed seeing and talking to him at MSC.
Karen, keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
We miss John so very much. What a wonderful friend and neighbor he has always been for us.
Karen and Family, so sorry to hear of your loss, we are thinking of you during this most difficult time.
Our Sympathy, Karen, in the loss of your John. Treasure the rich memories and may they bring a smile. Prayers of comfort for you and your family.
Karen and family, I was sorry to read of John’s passing although I know there was some release in it. John was a quiet, thoughtful guy who I got to see mostly at Paula’s neighborhood. Sending you hugs and prayers for dealing with your loss.
I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of John. He was always so sweet and nice to me. I have many fond memories of John. I’m sending love and prayers to the Hugon family.