munity in the United States came to know Don as a He served as a role model and willing mentor to newer willing and generous resource on WMO matters. If members of the staff and unselfishly promoted the there was a question about any aspect of the WMO, interests of others while ignoring his own. To have Hughes was the man to call. He diligently maintained known and served with Don Hughes, a man beloved liaisons with the Department of State and all other by all, was a privilege. agencies with an interest in the WMO . As an additional In retirement, Don and his wife Suzie continued duty due to his extensive knowledge of the headquar- their interest in golf, playing regularly at local courses, ters and his managerial skills, Hughes served as act- and both took up genealogy. Don, after much work and ing executive officer during that official's absence. visits to several sites, successfully traced his father's During all of his years in the Washington headquar- branch of the family back to the 1750s. With the ge- ters, he retained an interest in forecasting and regularly nealogical expertise they acquired, Hughes and his checked the weather charts to make his forecasts for wife served as volunteer genealogy counselors at the the office staff. During a long and illustrious career in Family History Center in Kensington, Maryland. Don the International Affairs Office , he briefed or assisted was also an avid U.S. stamp collector. a vast number of people on all aspects of the WMO He is survived by his wife, Suzanne C. Wochos; a and was never too busy to answer a query about the son, John D. Hughes of Springfield, Vermont; a daugh- organization. ter, Donnell Tinkelenberg of Santa Rosa, California; Don was admired and respected by all for his com- a sister, Roberta Kreamer of Fresno, California; a petence, his voluminous knowledge of things interna- brother, Howard Roy Hughes of Oakland, California; tional, his ready response to requests, his modesty, his an d four grandchildren, Kimberly and Juliana work ethic, his soft-spoken demeanor, his concern for Tinkelenberg, Michael Hughes, and Emily Hughes. —Howard April.* others, his generosity, and his unfailing good humor. j(/temcuam MEASUREMENT S FOR ALL REASONS 1924 1999 9 ifUkcm i Snvieb 1916-1999 c$eum 3). Jtaftlcm 1917-1999 Sftumca Whether you are calibrating altimeters, transducers and digital barometers 1944-1998 monitoring environmental conditions or to microprocessor-based instruments keeping an eye on the weather, Setra and indicators. These instruments are has the pressure transducer to do the unmatched in accuracy (to .02% FS), job best. In fact, Setra offers the broad- reliability and long-term stability. For est line available, from barometric details, call, fax or email today. Jl . ^Pha/wfi 1941-1999 159 Swanson Road, Boxborough, MA 01719 • Tel: (800) 257-3872 • Fax: (978) 264-0292 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • On the Web: www.setra.com 1172 Vol. 80, , No. 6, June 1999
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Published: Jun 1, 1999
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