Jack "Frogs" McHugh, 80, a financial manager for Boeing Co. for 31 years, died of dementia Friday at Vitas Hospice Service in Darby.
Mr. McHugh was born in Southwest Philadelphia. He graduated from West Catholic High School in 1946, and earned bachelor's degrees in engineering and finance from Drexel University in 1950.
Mr. McHugh served in the Army during the Korean War, said his daughter, Ellenmary Pollere.
He was hired in 1960 as a finance manager at the Boeing facility in Ridley Township, and continued in that capacity until retiring in 1991.
He moved from Southwest Philadelphia to Darby, and from Darby to Swarthmore, where he lived for 37 years.
In 2006, he went to live with his daughter and son-in-law Vince in Glenolden.
Mr. McHugh was active with West Catholic Alumni and the Boeing Management Association.
He played football for the Kingsessing Shamrocks.
His daughter said he earned the nickname "Frogs" because as a young man he could jump high on the basketball court.
He was a Phillies and Eagles fan, and a member of Notre Dame de Lourdes Church in Swarthmore.
He met Mary E. Boylan at a bar in Philadelphia. At the time, she was engaged to another man, "but my father stole her away," said Mr. McHugh's daughter.
The two were married in 1954. She died in 2001.
In addition to his daughter, Mr. McHugh is survived by a son, John J.; a granddaughter; and two sisters.
Friends may call from 8:30 to 11 a.m. today at Carr Funeral Home, 935 S. Providence Rd., Wallingford. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:30 at Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, 1000 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore. Interment is private.
Memorial donations may be made to Vitas Hospice Services, 1740 Walton Rd., Suite 100, Blue Bell, Pa. 19422.