Wesley G. Mugford, 75, of Pittston passed away peacefully on January 1st following a brief illness in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital surrounded by his family. Born August 12th, 1942 in Brooklyn NY, he was the son of the late Janet Kiselevach Mugford and Granville Mugford.
He graduated from Pittston High School and was employed by Schott Glass until his retirement.
Wes was well known by many for his love of baseball. He was an amazing pitcher and was one of the 15 players of the Pittston City Little League to travel to Williamsport and participate in the 1955 Little League World Series. Wes always said, “My biggest thrill in life was the summer of 1955 pitching a no hitter and hitting a home run in Williamsport.” His love for baseball also led him to play for the Minnesota Twins farm team where he struck out future hall of famer Harmon Killebrew.
Aside from his passion for baseball, he was a die-hard fan of the Dallas Cowboys and “the King,” Elvis Presley; Wes boasted about having the chance to see Elvis four times, the most memorable which included two free drinks with his $15 ticket!
Loved and respected by many, Wes was a loving father and grandfather. He is survived by his daughters, Leslie Melochick and her husband Joe of Plains; Lori Hahn and her husband Tim of Pittston; his grandsons, Timothy Hahn, Evan Hahn and Jared Melochick; granddaughter, Kendall Melochick; his sister Laurie Slusser and her husband Joe of Tunkhannock, many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ann Mugford, his daughter, Cheryl Mugford, and his sister, Janice Holtz.
Friends may call Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 5 pm-8 pm and Friday, January 5, 2018 from 10 am-11 am at Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. Interment will follow Friday morning at 11 am in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Rock Street, Hughestown.