July 28, 1947 - July 30, 2009
Jon Terry Pugh, of Redmond, Washington, passed away at his home on July 30, 2009. He was 62.
Jon was born July 28, 1947 in Ottawa, Illinois, the son of John and Bernice (Bonges) Pugh. He was raised in Ottawa where he attended Marquette High School. After graduation he attended Illinois Valley Community College and then the University of Wisconsin Stout. On September 13, 1974 he married Shirley LeAnne Burkum, in Rockford, Illinois. They moved to the Bellevue area in July of 1976 where they lived with their four children. Jon was a commercial and residential carpenter by trade. He worked for Ottawa Carpenter’s Local Union No. 195, Real Estate Sales in Bellevue, WA, New York Life Insurance, was a coordinator for the Carpenter’s Apprentice Training of Western Washington and a member of the Seattle Carpenter’s Local Union.
Jon’s interests included being a member of St. Jude’s Parish in Redmond, WA and the Elks Club No. 1843. He enjoyed scuba diving and was a diving instructor for the YMCA. He was also a coach for the Boys & Girls Club as well as the Redmond Parks Department.
Survivors include his loving wife, Shirley, three sons, Brian D. Pugh and Brandon M. Pugh, both of Kirkland, WA, Brock A. Pugh, of Redmond, WA; one daughter, Brenda L. Pugh of Redmond, WA. He also leaves behind two siblings, Darlene (Pugh) Baranek of Akron, Ohio and Danny Pugh of Mishawaka, Indiana. Jon was preceded in death by his parents, John A. Pugh and Bernice (Bonges) Pugh.
Jon was a very loving and protective husband and father who had a selfless personality with a great sense of humor (with a twinkle in his eye). He loved hearing about people’s lives and was always ready to give advice. Jon was a passionate coach that believed sports taught life skills and to always do your best and how to work as part of a team. He will be remembered for being extremely honest and having a very strong work ethic; never being satisfied with “good enough”.
A memorial service will be held Friday, August 14, 2009, 11:00 a.m. at St. Columba Catholic Church in Ottawa, Illinois.
Remembrances may be made in Jon's name to the Post-Polio Health International at http://www.post-polio.org/donhow.html
Friends and relatives are invited share memories in the family’s online guest book below.
Arrangements are entrusted to Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home & Crematory.