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Born: December 25, 1929

Death: April 4, 2012

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National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue / Bob Hope Road Miami, Florida 33136-1494

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Albert Russell Pugh

December 25, 1929 - April 4, 2012

Albert Russell Pugh, age 82, of Bloomery, WV was called home April 4th, 2012 peacefully surrounded by his loving family at home due to complications of Parkinson's Disease.

He was born in 1929 in Bloomery, WV, the son of the late I. Russell and Hilda Marie Pugh. He graduated from Potomac State College of WVU and WVU with a Masters in Agriculture. Completed course work at The Ohio State University for his PhD. Served in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean War with an honorable discharge as a corporal, and a good conduct medal. Extensive work history included Agricultural Extension Services, being Associate Professor at The Ohio State University with being appointed Leader Farm Safety Director for the State of Ohio. Instrumental in implementing 4-H in Central Ohio. Member Epsilon Sigma Phi, Gamma Sigma Delta, and numerous agricultural associations including West Virginia Farm Bureau. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeye and West Virginia Mountaineer Fan.

Albert married Annette Sue Farley on November 16, 1957 in Fairmont, WV.

Albert is survived by his wife of 53 years and they were blessed with four children. Daughter Denise Arndt and her husband, Scott of Hilliard, OH, daughter Linda Gabel and husband Jonathan, of Granville, OH, son Dale Pugh and wife, Susan of Pataskala, OH, and son Daniel Pugh and wife Angela, of Bloomery WV. Nine grandchildren. Jeanette Arndt and Brittany Arndt of Hilliard, OH, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Gabel and Sarah Gabel of Granville, OH, Kathryn Pugh, Dale Pugh II and John “Jack” Pugh of Pataskala, OH, and Alexandra Pugh and Stephen Pugh of Bloomery, WV. Siblings Granis Virginia Stewart of Fargo, ND, Monna Lou Pugh of Winchester, VA, Marion Leroy and Irma Jeanne Pugh of Winchester, VA.

He was preceded in death by his sisters Doris Marie and Sanford Roach and his brother-in-law Earl E. Stewart.

Funeral service will be held at the Giffin Funeral Home on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 2:30 PM. Officiating will be Rev. William Withers. Family will receive friends on Saturday at the funeral home from 1 to 2:30 PM. Inurnment will be held at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Whitacre, VA at a later date

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue / Bob Hope Road, Miami, Florida 33136-1494.

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Saturday April 7, 2012, 2:30 PM

Giffin Funeral Home

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Saturday April 7, 2012, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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