"Gino" William Haugh

November 29, 1935 - August 13, 2016
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“Gino” William Haugh, 80, resident of Galveston, Texas peacefully passed away August 13, 2016. He was born on November 29, 1935 in Camden, New Jersey. Gino enlisted in the Marine Corps when he was 18 years old. After his time in the service he then battled a losing war with addiction. However, on October 23, 1974 Gino became a member of NA, a 12-step program and devoted his life to the service of others. He is credited with being one of the founding members of NA in Houston, Texas.

Gino was a retired counselor who was gifted in listening and encouraging people from all walks of life. He represented acceptance and unconditional love. It would be impossible to mention all of his accomplishments and contributions. He was many things to many people. One of his mottos was, “Do all things with love” and it is with love and honor in which he will be remembered.

He is survived by his best friend, Mary Lou Langston; nieces, Bonnie Lee Rivera and Norma Jean Hanks; and nephews, Salvador Payan III, Kenneth Hunter and William Hunter; and all of his NA family members.

Gino’s family and friends will receive visitors beginning at 12:00 noon, Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 1:15 pm.

Food and fellowship will follow from 2:30 pm until 5:00 pm at 915 8th Avenue North in Texas City.

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Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Memorial Information

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016

Time: 1:15 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Born: November 29, 1935
Died: August 13, 2016

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Doug W posted on 3/15/17

This is so late but I want to share with you Gino the gratitude I have felt for your part in my clean time of 33 years and counting. The Keep It Simple group of Narcotics Anonymous, my spiritual home. I lost touch with you but I've never been far away. I love you brother.


Stacie York posted on 11/30/-1

My deepest condolences to all who loved him and we were many.


Lissa Goldstein Wiley posted on 11/30/-1

Gino- your forever in my heart and daily recovery with the love you gave. Thank you my friend for you love & caring of all- Fly & soar, Lissa


D'Anna Darden posted on 11/30/-1

I meet Gino at a dance in Ft.Worth in 1988. I still remember the whole conversation and have always been greatful we meet that night. He was a good man. Sending prayers and my love to his family and all his friends.


Jeffery E Pearman posted on 11/30/-1

Love Hugs & Prayers to all Family an friends he will be greatly missed by a lot an greatfull I was part of his Sponsorship Family !!


Jeffery E Pearman posted on 11/30/-1

Love Hugs & Prayers to all Family an friends he will be greatly missed by a lot an greatfull I was part of his Sponsorship Family !!


Debbie King (Alpha) posted on 11/30/-1

To the family of Gino Haugh Sorry for Loss. My heart aches for the loss of my friend and the one who believed in me and told me over and over again that I was gonna be a No matter what Club. That no matter what I never have to use again. And that If I needed to talk or cry or tell my deepest secrets I could come to him anytime and He would keep it in to himself. And because of him I'll pick 24 years Clean and sober on Sept. 17th. God Bless him. He saved my life. RIP


Charlie D posted on 11/30/-1

Thank you for your service! You will be missed by many. Thank you for staying clean.


Linzetta Wortham Harkless posted on 11/30/-1

Just For today Group Thanks Gino for your willingness to keep coming back no matter what that others may live. R.I.P.


Annette S posted on 11/30/-1

Gino...May you rest in peace knowing you have helped so many stay on the path! I for one will be forever grateful to having met you. Thank you for paving the way and not wavering! Peace and blessings my NA Brother! Love ya lots!!!


Kim M posted on 11/30/-1

Rest my brother. Thank you for being instrumental in my 15 years of clean time.


Gwendolyn Cubit posted on 11/30/-1

I will miss your face at conventions Gino!! You have gone to the Big Convention in the sky!! I know it's a great meeting going on up there!!


Marcia Friedman posted on 11/30/-1

Grateful for the opportunity to have known Gino& shared recovery in this lifetime. Thank you Gino for being touching my life add you did. No matter what we we all meet again in the rooms in the sky. Love you big!


Ty Cobble posted on 11/30/-1

Gino meant a lot to me and my early recovery period I heard him speak when I had less than 30 days clean. He and my late sponsor, Doc. C were good friends, so you know was a part of my recovery early on. He embodied the spiritual values I want, and gave me hope that I can achieve them. You and all my recovery elders have a great meeting in heaven till I join you bro...much love....Ty C. 3/26/1990


Mark Hinson posted on 11/30/-1

Will always love and remember you Gino!


Robin Carbonel posted on 11/30/-1

Gino and Mary Lou... Thank You for my beginnings and all your efforts and works that have touched so many. "You will inspire forever"! With much Love and gratitude -Robin


Rebecca R posted on 11/30/-1

I had no idea Gino had passed. My sincere condolences. He was an amazing person.


Debbie. Germany posted on 11/30/-1

Thanks Gino for your unconditional love an acceptance I will truly miss you, there nobody I know who accepted me so freely in the beginning of my journey, others talked about the love you showed it to me, an for that I'm truly greatful, it took along time for me to surrender you treated me the same regardless of the situation for me that's a God given gift everyone don't have the ability to love like that that why I'm greatful an will always be greatful to have had you be a part of my journey.....


Murry G Tidmore posted on 11/30/-1

Will be forever grateful that you made the decision to keep coming back for people like me LOVES YA BIG


larry lamb posted on 11/30/-1

Greatful for his compassion and spirit.


Lisa P posted on 11/30/-1

To Gino's family, may God comfort you during this difficult time. To Gino, thank you for paving the way for an addict like me. Thank you for your service and all that you did with love for others. Enjoy that big meeting in the sky. Love, Lisa P


Jesse Ramirez posted on 11/30/-1

You been my friend and mentor in NA since 1990.Forever in our Hearts throughout NA.


Clarence and Pat Jones posted on 11/30/-1

Gone but never forgotten. Earth has no sorrow than heaven cannot heal. Thank you for your many words of encouragements and your laughter. Let's keep his legacy alive by continuing to share the message of HOPE


Lynn Nielsen posted on 11/30/-1

Thank you for always being there No Matter What! You were a great teacher, friend & mentor. I will do my very best to carry on the teachings and love to those whose path I cross. You are and will be forever missed. I hope your dancing and chairing the big meeting in the sky!


PmaEddie Cark posted on 11/30/-1

Sincere condolences to the entire Haugh Family & to our NA Fam. Thanks for all you have done for us, my Bro...may your legacies live on, our prayers are with the entire Fam. & may you R.I.P.


Steven B Primm posted on 11/30/-1

My prayers go out to the family and loved ones and friends left behind. I first met Gino at Lake Whitney at a Texas Unity Convention about six years ago. I had just moved to Houston from Minnesota. The people who brought me to Whitney said I had to meet Gino. They practically dragged me over to him. I introduced myself, and we sat and had a nice chat for an hour or so. My favorite Gino story goes as follows: He told me that his first name was Bill, but that everyone called him Gino. (Gino was a running buddy from back in the day who had died, and Bill took on his name in honor of his fallen friend.) In memory of a fallen friend... Jimmy C. told me his favorite Gino story. Gino said, "(Referring to the fellowship...) It's a love story. We love you, and there is nothing you can do about it." After that Whitney we met sometimes at meetings, and sometimes at fellowship functions. At every regional convention there is a clean time count down. Normally Gino was the one with the most time. He was always there to give me a hug and support when I got up during the countdown. I didn't have very many predecessors before, and now there is one less. The man gave good hugs. I will miss him.


Nina Jones posted on 11/30/-1

God brought home the sweetest earth angel ive ever met .. He has a new assignment for you Gino, you did such a fabulous job with the earth assignment,He's got something beautiful in store for you. Until we meet again my friend.. P.S. I finally did it Gino, I picked up my desire tag today, i could feel your presence all around me. I'm sure of it that you are my guardian angel. Rest my sweet friend, I'm sorry I worried you all of these months, I'm going to fight like a girl and kick some disease butt. I love you like crazy ... Thank you for being a part of my journey on both the good sides, and the not so pretty side's of it. Save me a seat Pops!


Carol Cash posted on 11/30/-1

A life well lived! Thank you for helping so many.