Hugh Ware, born in London, England on 29th January 1923, passed away peacefully on 15th May, leaving many fine memories of a life lived to the full.
Hugh was the epitome of a charming English gentleman, who regarded Key West as his second home, as he visited with his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Rosi Ware, for 2 -3 months each year, making many friends in his island home from home. Hugh was involved with the Key West Garden Club, Studios of Key West and the MARC house, all of which he supported enthusiastically.
Hugh touched the lives of all he met with his joy of life, generosity of spirit and fabulous stories!
He proudly served in the RAF in WWII, where he was posted to India as a Flight Lieutenant, maintaining British aircraft throughout the war.
On returning to England, Hugh trained as a sales executive for an office supply company, during which time he met Marjorie, the love of his life, whom he married in 1949.
Hugh worked for Beecham, selling hair products, and then for the Mars Corporation responsible for training all of the sales force for Pedigree Petfoods. On retiring from Pedigree Petfoods, Hugh set up a conference and corporate travel company with his son, Jeff.
Retiring for a second time in 1991, Hugh worked on his golf handicap and organized many competitions for his golf club and was an active member of the Pedigree Retirement club.
Hugh will be long remembered for his zest for life, warmth, and sharp intelligence - he served as a wonderful example to grab life by the horns and enjoy every single minute!
Leaving to carry on his rich legacy is his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Rosi Ware of Key West; his daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Fred Heritage and granddaughter and husband, Adele and Michael Monaghan and the most recent addition to the family, great granddaughter, Tabitha Rose Monaghan, and his ever loving wife of 65 years, Marjorie.
There will be a funeral service in England on 30th May; and plans will be made for a celebration of Hugh's incomparable life in Key West in the Fall.