Hugh Cress (80) passed away at his winter home in Inverness, Florida with his wife Patty at his side. He was a graduate of Jeffersonville High School and Indiana University. He was a beloved teacher/counselor in the Greater Clark School System. Prior to his career in education, Hugh was in the US Navy, a Vietnam Vet, and retired Chief Petty Officer in the Naval Reserves. After retirement, Hugh and Patty enjoyed international travel and volunteering their time with several charitable community organizations.
Hugh was survived by his wife Patty, brother Walter, sister Linda Speigelhalder, daughter Connie Cress, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews whom he adored. He also treasured his many friends who supported and cherished this courageous man. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held for Hugh in Indiana in the spring.
Published on February 28, 2018