Due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety concerns, a private family Funeral Service will be held at 10:30am, Saturday April 25, 2020 in Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, with Ronald Courtney of Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church, officiating.
Greenville VFW Honor Guard Post #3374 will render Military Honors at the conclusion of the service. The service on Saturday will be available to the public via livestream on this obituary page. Burial will be in Rock Ridge Cemetery, W. Salem Twp.
On April 22, 2020, Lewis (“Lewy”) B. Hough, Jr, of Greenville, passed away peacefully at UPMC-Jameson, New Castle, Pa. Lewy was born on November 3, 1927 in Hubbard, Ohio to Lewis B Hough, Sr and Crissie (Jenkins) Hough.
Lewy received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy in August 1946, serving as a Seaman, 2nd Class during World War II.
Lewy retired from the United States Postal Service in 1983 after 37 years of service, faithfully delivering mail in both Sharon and Transfer. In his “retirement” years, Lewy turned his attention to what friends and family call “The Farm.” Days spent in the hay and corn fields or tending to the animals filled his days. Somehow he always managed to corral family members and friends to lend a hand. Laughter, spontaneous games of wiffle ball, croquet or possible a heated card or board game would arise, only after the work was completed.
As time passed, the “major” farming operations ceased, but Lewy turned his attention to his prized Indian Corn. For over thirty (30) years, his neighbors, friends and family would travel down the gravel road to pick, shuck and bundle the prized corn. Lots of hard work but lots of laughter was shared each fall.
Lewy was never one to a miss a sporting event of a loved one. He coached little league and midget football before hanging up his coaches hat and putting on his spectators hat. Little league, softball, basketball, soccer games or wrestling matches, you would undoubtedly find Lewy in the stands, sitting with loving wife, Aggie. Cheering whomever on, possibly making a few mental notes of some poignant advice he was going to give to whomever he was cheering on that particular day.
Lewy was a member of Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church, Greenville, Pa.
On June 12, 1950, Lewy married his beloved and dedicated wife, Agnes M. Biggart. Just shy of celebrating their seventieth wedding anniversary, she survives at home.
Lewy is survived by his two children, Lewis Arthur and his wife Elaine, Clark, Pa and a daughter, Peggy Blair, Jamestown Pa; four grandchildren, Linda Barnhill, Columbia, SC, Colleen Hough (Matthew), Pittsburgh, Pa, Crissie Powell, Jamestown, Pa and Steven Hough (Celeste), Wexford, Pa., as well as, eight great-grandchildren, Amanda and Laura Beth Barnhill, Allison Kell, Mackenzie Lambert, Shane Powell, Sam and Henry Hough and Sara Mraz; three siblings, Lucille Brest, Robert Hough, and Phyllis Parshall. Lewy is also survived by many numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends each having a special place in his heart. All will miss the early morning phone call with an eloquent rendition of “Happy Birthday.” Most of all they will miss how kind hearted he was to all he met.
Lewy was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, William, Doris Brown and Evan, as well as a, son in law, William Blair.
So sorry to hear about Louie’s passing you will all be in my thoughts and prayers at this time of loss, hugs and prayers to you all. Little Louie I’ll see you at the store when this mess is all over.
We were so sorry to hear of Lewy’s passing. You and your family are in our prayers. He was a great guy. Always there to lighten the day. He will be greatly missed in the neighborhood.
I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Lewy’s passing. He was such a special guy who always found a way to put a smile on your face. The memories of going to the farm for the annual Indian corn will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with all you at this time.
Dane, Sam, and I were so sorry to hear of Lewy’s passing. We always loved seeing him on Sunday morning at Church and always either watching Sam get picked on in jest or listening to the jokes he loved to share, he will be greatly missed and our hearts go out to you during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, as well as a very loving and warm hug from friends that love you both.
So sorry for all of Lewy’s family in this loss. I believe I only met him once or twice, but heard about him through my friendship with his niece, Joyce, and my husband’s family and my husband remembered going to their home in both Orangeville and Greenville and as a Boy Scout leader. I remember he and his wife as being very friendly when I did meet them. It sounds like he was a very good man that will surely be missed.
Uncle Lew will always hold a special place in my heart. I will certainly miss my birthday song bright and early and hold close the memories of love and laughter. I’m sure he’s in heaven having a “small” piece of pie.
We are all saddened over Uncle Lewy’s passing. He was always one who brought joy and humor at our family gatherings. We wish we could all be together during this sad time. Many prayers and hugs being sent to all of you, especially Aunt Aggie.
I love all of you, keeping my “sister” in prayers, our days ahead will be brighter!!
So sorry to hear of the loss of a special man. He always made me feel welcome whenever I would spend time at the house during my visits with Peggy during our school years.
Deepest condolences to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.