Age 88, passed away February 2, 2017.  He was born January 1, 1929, in Northville, MI, to George and Viola Lockhart, who preceded him in death.  Hugh retired from Michigan State University as professor in the School of Packaging (SoP), where he focused on a specialty of Pharmaceutical Packaging and Packaging Laws & Regulation.  He also participated in the SoP Instruction Abroad in London, England.  Hugh was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Holt and founded the Special Bowling Program, which he started in 1973 at the Northville Kiwanis Club.  He also served as a Boy Scout Leader at the Beekman Center from 1968 to 1970.  Hugh was an avid reader and enjoyed playing Euchre.

Hugh was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly, in November.  Surviving are:  daughters, Kathryn “Kathi” Lockhart and Caryn Coyle; son, David Lockhart; exchange daughter, Ana Periard of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; his sister, Elise Kelly of Fruitland Park, FL; nieces, Lisa (Pat) Kemp of Clarkston, MI and Karla (Linwood) Sasser of Simi Valley, CA.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, with military honors provided by the U.S. Air Force.  His family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until service time on Saturday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan or to the Kiwanis Club of Holt for the Special Bowling Program.

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2 Messages to “Hugh E. Lockhart”

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    Diana Twede and Joel Lichty Says:

    Dr. Lockhart was our most beloved professor, and a dear friend and colleague. We have already missed him at school since he retired and now we miss him more than ever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Dave, Caryn and Kathi, in this time of great sadness.

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    Bill Green -IBM Says:

    Dr. Lockhart was my instructor and major professor for my Thesis. He had such a wealth of knowledge, but was always willing to share and guide us. I am where I am today, in no small part due to his guidance and instruction. My prayers are with his family as he joins Beverly in the Church Triumphant.

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