The funeral of Niles firefighter Capt. John H. Hughes was held Monday. Hughes was a U.S. Navy veteran and began working at the Niles Fire Department in 1968. He died on Thursday at St. Elizabeth Health Center, at the age of 69, with his family by his side.
The hearse carrying the casket of retired Niles fire Capt. John H. Hughes pauses for a moment Monday in front of the Niles Fire Department after passing beneath ladders holding the American flag.