Beloved Pennsylvania alumnus and volunteer James A. Hughes Jr. ’52, entered Chapter Eternal on December 28, 2013.
For 25 years, Jim carefully attended to chapter house improvements and was an effective and well-respected liaison to the university. He served as a key member on the Penn Delta alumni board and stood firm on how important the chapter facilities are for our young men. He believed that a well-maintained chapter house with attention to study areas and safety would contribute powerfully to the undergraduate experience.
Jim’s father, Jim Sr., was a member of Penn Delta’s class of 1919. Jim is one of a handful of Penn Delta men who could say that his father was also his brother, a fact that delighted both Jim and his dad.
Jim also loved sharing a burger after each meeting to catch up on brothers’ personal lives. He never missed a moment to share a story. Jim was a one-of-a-kind, ideal alumnus who contributed his time and talents in ways that are still being remembered with deep gratitude by the hundreds of Penn SigEps whose lives he so positively affected.
Contributions in Jim’s honor may be made payable to the SigEp Educational Foundation, earmarked for the Penn Delta Balanced Man Scholarship, and mailed to the Foundation at 310 South Boulevard, Richmond, Va. 23220.