Robert Hughes Obituary, Death – Robert Hughes has sadly passed away. The UFA is deeply saddened to announce the passing of retired Firefighter Robert Hughes, a brave and selfless hero who dedicated his life to serving others.
Robert Hughes, who was a member of Ladder 134, passed away due to an illness he sustained during his unwavering efforts in the rescue and recovery operations following the devastating attacks on the World Trade Center. Firefighter Hughes joined the esteemed ranks of the Fire Department on September 5, 1981. Throughout his distinguished career, he displayed unmatched courage, compassion, and professionalism.
Robert served the Department with distinction and was admired by colleagues and the community alike for his unwavering commitment to protecting and saving lives. He showed remarkable bravery during some of the darkest moments in our history, never hesitating to put himself in harm’s way to help others in need.