BALTIMORE, MD - Veteran Baltimore City firefighter, Lieutenant Lawrence Hughes died Monday, October 8, 2012 at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson, Maryland after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 64 years old.
Hughes was appointed to the Baltimore City Fire Department in November 1974 and served more than 36 years. A graduate from City College, he earned a degree in business from the University of Baltimore.
During his service to the department, he received two Exemplary Performance Awards for rescues in building fires.
As a part of a family tradition, Lieutenant Hughes was fortunate to have his brothers Gerald and William Hughes serve as Fire Captains in the Baltimore City Fire Department as well. Being a proud father, Lieutenant Hughes' son wanted to follow his footsteps in public service and was appointed to the department in 2004 and currently is assigned to Truck Company #5.
Viewing will be held on Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11, 2012 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Schimunek Funeral Home 610 McPhail Road, Belair, MD 21014. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Saint Ignatius Roman Catholic Church 533 Jarrettsville Road, Foresthill, Maryland 21050.