“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.