Obituary: Michael A. Huggens


Michael A. Huggens (April 16, 1970 – November 28, 2020)

Michael A. Huggens, age 50, passed away at home on November 28, 2020. He was the loving husband of Sherry L. (Keagy) Huggens; together they shared over 14 years of marriage. 

Michael was born in Gettysburg on April 16, 1970 and was the son of Linda A. (Tasto) and the late Dennis E. Huggens. He graduated from the Bradley Academy-Visual Arts with an associate’s degree and worked as a System Analyst with Alleghany Electric Cooperative in Harrisburg. He was a member of the Republican Club and the “Garrison Carida”, members that volunteer their free time and service by participating in charitable work within the local community. The men and women who don the costumes of the various Dark Side characters of the Star Wars universe, do so with the belief that their activity will benefit others. They aspire to be “Bad guys doing good”. Michael loved and was very passionate about all genres of music. He also was an artist, enjoyed the beauty of architecture and loved working with wood. He filled the role of a dad perfectly, he could solve all our problems, could fix just about anything we broke, and could count on him always to be our voice of reason. 

In addition to his wife Sherry, Michael is survived by his daughters Tayler and McKenzie; his mother Linda Huggens; his sister Michelle R. Zemba; and several nieces and nephews. 

A viewing will be held on Thursday from 6:00-8:00PM at The Lake Club Event Venue, 2028 Lake Club Ln., Spring Grove, PA 17362. Interment will be held on Friday at 3:00PM at Rest Haven Cemetery, 310 Westminster Rd, Hanover, PA 17331. The family services are being held under the direction of Murphy-Beck Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc. of McSherrystown. 

Family and friends are also invited to attend a Celebration of Life gathering on Friday, December 4th anytime from 4–7:30pm at the Lake Club Event Venue located at 2028 Lake Club Ln., Spring Grove, PA 17362. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Michael’s memory can be made to St. Jude, Ronald McDonald House, Make A Wish, or something that inspired Mike in a recent FaceBook post where he wrote “A fellow coworker’s husband passed away over the weekend. I did not know him but his wife often spoke of his love for coaching children both in sports and other activities such as the Boy Scouts. I was reading his obituary and the family’s wishes for his memory struck me as one of the best requests I’ve ever seen to honor a person’s life. No gifts…no donations…no flowers….just a simple request. “In Ed’s memory, the family wishes to suggest you attend a child’s ballgame and cheer for the good plays or demonstration of good sportsmanship made by players of both teams”.

This obituary was originally published here.