Manus "Terry" McHugh, III

  • Born: December 1, 1935
  • Died: September 30, 2019
  • Location: Devon, Pennsylvania

D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall

2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008
Tel. (610) 356-4200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Brother


Manus III, "Terry" on September 30, 2019 of Devon.

Brother of the late Brian McHugh and Sheila Shannon.

Survived by his wife Layne (nee Lahrman), his children: M. Kevin (Chris) McHugh (Chris), Kathy Spotts (Doug) and Kerry Roughgarden (Fred) and their mother Deirdre McHugh, 8 grandchildren: Alexis deYoung, Matthew Spotts, Kathleen Roughgarden, Michael Spotts, Joseph Roughgarden, Audry Roughgarden, Jack Spotts, and Meredith Roughgarden and his sisters Molly O'Grady (late Jack) and Elaine Sharer. Also 3 step-children Charlotte, Lawrence, and Jana Carroll.

Relatives, Friends and Members of Aronimink Golf Club are invited to his Visitation on Saturday Oct. 19th from 9:30 – 10:45 All In Church at St. Norbert's Church 50 Leopard Rd. (Rte. 252) Paoli 19301. Funeral Mass at 11 AM. Inurnment Private – Westminster Cemetery.

Contributions in Terry's memory may be made to St. Joseph University Men's Track & Cross Country program of which he was a stellar athlete on an NCAA All-American team and which held a special place in his heart.

Website for contributions: and select "Hawk Athletic Fund" or by mail to St. Joseph's University, 5600 City Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19131, putting
"Hawk Athletic Fund" in the memo line.

Tribute to Manus 'Terry' McHugh III
Graduation Year: 1958


Manus "Terry" McHugh, age 83, of Devon, Pennsylvania passed away Monday, September 30, 2019. Beloved husband of Layne McHugh (nee Lahrman) since 1995; loving father of M. Kevin McHugh (Chris), Kathleen Spotts (Doug), and Kerry Roughgarden (Fred); brother of Molly O'Grady (late Jack), Elaine Sharer and the late Brian McHugh (Joan) and Sheila Shannon (late Fran); stepfather of Charlotte, Lawrence and Jana Carroll.

Manus was born December 1, 1935 in Philadelphia. He attended Waldron Academy, St. Joseph's Prep, graduated from St. Joseph's University (1958) with a BS in Industrial Science and from Villanova University (1963) with a Masters in History and Political Science. He was a stellar athlete and a member of an All-American Track & Cross Country team at St. Joseph University. So special was his time in the track program, he remained friends with his teammates his entire life. After college, Manus entered the Air Force where he served as an Operations officer in the Strategic Air Command helping to implement one of the first major computer systems in the US.

Manus was an executive, consultant and innovator in the Specialty Gas industry. He started his professional life at Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp. In 1965, he joined Air Products and Chemical, Inc. as General Manager of Operations. He continued on with UGI Corp. where he managed a joint venture between UGI and Nippon Sanso, called Ansutech, and was elected to its Board of Directors. Later during his tenure at UGI Corp, he became President of Matheson Gas Products. He ultimately started his own business, called Tertius, Inc., which offered management consulting services. Manus was also very proud to have filed a patent in his name in 1998.

Manus was loved by many and touch many hearts through his variety of interests. He was an avid, talented golfer and was a member of Aronimink Golf Club since 1963. Singing also was near and dear to him. He was a long-time member of the St. Norbert's choir and spent many nights singing with Layne and friends at Aronimink's piano bar. He cherished his Irish heritage and frequented Ireland, collecting photos, books, maps, and music. In his retired years, Manus picked up oil painting and created scenic works of art for friends and family.

Manus was kind, generous and very devoted to friends and family. He had a strong spirit and intellect and was never shy about engaging in a good debate or discussion. Amidst all this was an underlying sense of humor. He loved a good joke and particularly enjoyed pulling a prank or two, reveling in his recounting of these stories!

Manus was a blessing to us all in many ways. He will be greatly missed.