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“Dr. Pugh (Dwight) was my professor in many Finance and Small Business classes at OU graduating class 1991. After my graduation, he and I spoke...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Steven Marshall

“I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Pugh's passing. He helped me as I struggled in college. I didn't think I would survive. I had always struggled. ...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: David Fleisher - Columbus, OH

“It was a pleasure working with Dr. Pugh. He was a very intelligent man. ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Teresa Tedrow - Athens, OH

“Dr Pugh taught several of my Business classes at OU. He made the subjects interesting and enjoyable, and was a favorite prof of mine. I'm very sorry...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Louis Flum - Albany, OH

“I was Dr. Pugh's Secretary at the University when he was the Chairperson of the Department of Administrative Sciences. He was a wonderful person to...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: rBarbara Collins - The Plains, OH

“With deepest sympathy from a 1958 classmate. ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Betty Fulks Wiseman - Hamden, OH

“I played softball for the Baron Men Shop back in the 80's. Dwight and Gerald traveled to many of our tournaments. Lots of good memories.During that...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Rick Ash - Syracuse, OH - Friend

“My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“I taught in the College of Business with Dwight but in a different department. In all honesty I hardly knew him until our house burned down during...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Keifer - Athens, OH

“What a good man ,with a wonderful sense of humor. My wife and I both enjoyed his wit. Spent many years around Dwight with The Barons softball team....Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Mike Turrill - Albany

“I am one of very many individual whose lives were transformed for the much better based on his service as guidance counselor in Wellston High School....Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Red Martin - Gahanna, OH - Friend

“Dwight was a wonderful person. I played softball for the Baron's Mens Shop for many years and came to know him well. He will be dearly missed. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Ed Kincade - Galloway, OH

“Dwight did a lot of things behind the scenes one of which is the Veterans Memorial at Veterans Park by the ball fields. He and his high school...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: John Carey - Wellston, OH

“Family of our dear friend and Sponsor Dwight Pugh and Fred Cluft. What a team they were in business. And what a team we were for them with Baron's...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Kenny Kerr - Athens, OH - Friend

“So sorry to hear of Dwights passing.Sally Fridenmaker, classmate Wellston High School ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Dwight was a kind man. I played ball for his Baron's Softball team in the 80's and we have some good memories. He also helped our family out during...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Greg James - Bidwell, OH - Friend

“May You Rest In Peace Dwight. I will forever cherish the memories we made years ago at The Porterhouse and Harvey's. You would whip up some of the...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Deborah Dexter - Ray, OH - Friend

“This loss is unbelievable, he was just at our house Sunday afternoon laughing and joking. We had many years of fun with Dwight in the neighborhood...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Bob & Beverly Dellinger - Athens, OH

“I'm sorry for your loss! ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Jeanie Bright - Caldwell, OH


Dr. Dwight A. Pugh, Ph. D., age 77, of Athens, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at his home. He was born February 10, 1940 in Glenroy, Ohio, son of the late Clifford and Stella Poole Pugh. Dwight was a 1958 graduate of Wellston High School and furthered his education by obtaining a Doctorate Degree in Psychology from the Ohio University. Dr. Pugh retired as a Professor of Finance at Ohio University in Athens. He was a well-known businessman in both the Athens and Wellston areas, having owned and operated several businesses over the years including The Baron Men's Shop, Porter House Restaurant and Harvey's Sports Bar, to name a few. He is survived by sister-in-law, Ellen Pugh of Chillicothe, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Evelyn Climer, Fred "Dude" Pugh, George Pugh, Bob Pugh, Gerald Pugh, Dave Pugh, Wilma Jean Pugh, and an infant sister, Eileen Pugh. Calling hours will be Sunday from 12 to 2 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral service will follow the calling hours at 2 P.M. with John Pelletier, CLP officiating. Burial will be in the Ridgewood Cemetery.

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