Lt. Col. Myles Hutchinson (USAF-ret.) of Gloucester, Va., passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on March 11, 2014.
He was born in Greensburg, Pa., on Sept 1, 1930. Myles graduated from Greensburg High School in 1948. He was a very proud graduate of VMI class of 1952 and received his Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois.
He retired from the Air Force in 1980 after 28 years as a decorated pilot and Vietnam veteran and later as a section commander at Langley AFB. After his retirement he became Director of Maintenance for the Gloucester County school system, retiring from this position in 1989.
Myles was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Elizabeth Hutchinson; his brother, Jack Hutchinson, and sisters, Susie Eshleman and Betty Jacobs.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ann B. Hutchinson, and children Toni Hutchinson Rodgers, Page Hutchinson, Mike Hutchinson, Brian Hutchinson, and his daughter-in-law Susan Hutchinson; his grandchildren, Michael Hutchinson and his wife Misty, Maryah Harvey, Christopher Rodgers and his fianceé Erika Leake, Sean and Myles Kois, and Drew Hutchinson; great-grandchildren, Kyleigh, Michael and Chad Hutchinson and MacKenzie and Landon McCarty, and Hayley Harvey, and several nieces and nephews.
Myles’ love of singing led him to membership in the Gloucester Choral Society, Tri-County Express, and in both the men’s ensemble and the choir at the First Presbyterian Church in Gloucester.
He was also active in community organizations such as Chairman of the Board of the Gloucester Housing Partnership. As a faithful member of Court House Players, he loved singing in shows like “1776” and could always be counted on the build and strike sets! His love of and expertise with knitting and crocheting awarded him many local and state honors including second place at the Virginia State Fair in 2012. He also loved golf, bowling, refinishing furniture, playing mah jongg and other games, traveling, beach time—and especially the Pittsburgh Steelers!
The family will receive friends on Friday, March 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Andrews Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Gloucester on Saturday, March 15 at 2 p.m. Interment will be private.
In honor of Myles, you may make memorial contributions to your favorite charity, the First Presbyterian Church, the Wounded Warrior Project, or the American Cancer Society.