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Colin David McHugh

  • On March 7, 2023

Colin David McHugh, age 44, of Las Vegas, NV formerly of Whitehall, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer on March 6, 2023.

Born on May 19, 1978 he is the son of Ann McHugh-Hess and Thomas McHugh.

Cherished stepson of George Hess.

Loving brother to Jenna (Cris) Morrone, Erin (Francis) Driscoll and Marla McHugh.

Beloved uncle to Angelina Morrone, Roman Morrone, Hannah Driscoll and Lilly Driscoll.

Also survived by many friends and his ex-partner and friend, Sharon Albores.

A graduate of Baldwin High School, he was an Eagle Scout and hiked the Appalachian trail. After Colin attended Purdue University and UNLV, he pursued a career in the hospitality industry in Las Vegas as a server. He went on to have a very successful career helping to launch 4 and 5 star restaurants, including but not limited to TAO, STK, David Burke, Crush with his career culminating at Hell’s Kitchen in Las Vegas. Colin was very adventurous and loved the Las Vegas lifestyle, including the view of the strip from his high rise apartment. He enjoyed spending time at his timeshare in Maui, going on ski trips in the West, vacationing and traveling. Colin loved his family, he enjoyed a special connection with his youngest sister Marla. He was proud of his hometown and their sports teams. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

A gathering of friends and family is set to be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 11 am – 1 pm, with a service to immediately follow at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray PA 15317.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Family Hospice of UPMC, https://www.upmc.com/services/home-health-care/hospice/locations/southwest-pa/family-hospice-west/supporting-patients-families .

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Jennifer S.
I'm so sad and sorry to hear this. Everytime I think of him, I always laugh. I remember him rapping everytime we were out at night in the good old days. Then there was the time he gave me a whirlwind tour of Vegas. He was definitely a lot of fun and had great energy. Cherish all of your fun memories with him. Sad for you, but glad he's a peace. Love to the McHugh family 💙
Gail G.
Colin was like s shooting star. Boundless energy. Dazzling smile. A personality that outshone those of the people around him. And, sadly, he was gone in the blink of an eye. But he left an indelible impression on everyone who knew him. For me, it was his laugh, his zest for life, his love for his little sister. I will never forget those things. I will never forget him.
Jenny Sickmiller
I am a friend of Colin's from Purdue and we hiked the Appalachian Trail together ('98?), along with about a dozen of our best college friends. I'm so thankful to have that memory of Colin, as well as many more to treasure. I'm attaching a couple of photos. One is of our large group, and the other is just Colin, Ryan Schaefer and myself during a break from our grueling hike. Doesn't Colin look thrilled! :) Sending lots and lots of love to Colin's family and friends. I'm lucky to have known him and I'll truly never forget him. One of a kind! Love ya, crazy legs.
Sending our condolences to your family during such a difficult time. It was a pleasure to know Colin and have him as a part of many of our memories throughout the years. He will forever be remembered. Stacie Schuler (Las Vegas)