Paul Taylor Hughes, 93, controller with YMCA

July 24, 2002

Paul Taylor Hughes, a retired YMCA official and former Presbyterian church leader, died Monday of pulmonary arrest at the Life Care Center in Punta Gorda, Fla. He was 93 and had lived in Northeast Baltimore.

From 1944 to 1972, when he retired, he was vice president and controller of the YMCA of Metropolitan Baltimore.

Born in Greenville, Ohio, he earned a degree in business administration in 1931 from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, where he played center on the school football team. He earned a master's degree from Ohio State University in 1933.

In 1944, he joined Second Presbyterian Church in Guilford and was a deacon, ruling elder and church school superintendent. From 1974 to 1989, he was a pastoral assistant there.

In 1951, he was appointed a commissioner to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA.

A member of the Baltimore Civitan Club since 1947, he was its president in 1956 and 1957.

Mr. Hughes regularly exercised and rode his bicycle several miles a day until two years ago.

His wife of 60 years, the former Dorothy Jean Susong, died in 1998.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Henry W. Jenkins & Sons, 6500 York Road, Rodgers Forge.

Mr. Hughes is survived by two sons, Mark A. Hughes of Baltimore and Bruce S. Hughes of Punta Gorda; four grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

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