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George "Duffy" Hill Hughes ’63

Published in Sept. 12, 2001, issue

After an eight-year battle with breast cancer, Duffy died at home on Mar. 22, 2001.

Raised in West Hartford, Conn., Duffy attended Phillips Academy, Andover, and was a glee club member and varsity swimmer at Princeton. A member of Colonial Club, he enjoyed lifelong friendships with roommates Hilton Smith, Dwight Patterson, Mike Rediker, Randy Revelle, Bill Lucas, and Steve Crane.

Duffy graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1967, interned at Denver General Hospital, was a resident in family medicine at Oregon Health Sciences U., served as a flight surgeon with the marines at Chu Lai, Vietnam, and moved to Eugene, Ore., in 1973. He was active in local and national groups associated with family medicine.

A lifelong athlete - runner, skier, cyclist, and swimmer - Duffy finished the NYC marathon and several triathlons. But his strongest love was music.

While participating in singing groups, Duffy mastered several instruments. His final legacy was underwriting a free performance of Brahms's Requiem by the Eugene Symphony, which he served for 25 years, two as president.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy; daughters Katherine Rixon and Elizabeth; a son, Robert; his mother, two brothers and a sister. Our deepest sympathy goes to his family and friends.

The Class of 1963

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