Hugh Amory Jr

May 27, 1938 - January 30, 2023

05/27/1938 - 01/30/2023

Past Services

Friday February 10, 2023
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions

Hugh G. Amory, Jr. passed away on January 30th, 2023 in Virginia Beach, Virginia surrounded by his loving family. Hugh was born on May 27th, 1938 to Frances and Hugh Amory in Brooklyn, New York. He was a graduate of Cradock High School in 1957 in Portsmouth, VA.

Upon graduating from high School, Hugh enlisted and served in The Virginia National Guard for 8 years. In 1993, he retired from AT&T after 36 years of service. Hugh had many interests and deep loves including his Cradock upbringing, various genres of music, Italian and southern cooking, the beach and mountains, old muscle cars, and good whiskey. Over the last 17 years Hugh has especially enjoyed beginning his day on 48th street beach with his dogs Mosby and Frost. Hugh had a special bond with his friends he met every morning fondly known as his “dog family”.

In addition to being predeceased by his parents, Hugh was predeceased by both of his sisters, Mae Robinson and Linda Coghlan. Left to cherish his memory are his two daughters, Susan and April; his dog Frost; Betty Amory, his brother, Harry Amory; his son-in-law Kevin Grubb and two grandchildren, Ava and Andrew Grubb, and a host of nieces, nephews and loving friends.

A memorial will be held at 11:00am with a reception to follow at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Dr. in Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Virginia Beach SPCA in Hugh’s honor at Condolences may be left for the family at

Notify of
17 Condolences
Inline Feedbacks
View all condolences
1 year ago

I feel blessed to have had Hugh as an uncle. I have many fond memories and will always hold a special place in my heart for Uncle Hugh.

Maria Whitaker
1 year ago

My friendship with High began on the beach 10 years ago. Sadie and I always looked forward to seeing he and his buddies on the beach . There was never a dull moment with the group. Our condolences go out to the family . He adored his family and his beach friends. He was special and I will miss him . I am honored to say that I knew him and was part of his beach family . Love to his family . Tommy , Maria, and Sadie Whitaker

Nancy Hirschberg
1 year ago

Many fond memories of Hugh and our times together. Thinking of his lovely daughters, April and Susan.

Ben Willis
1 year ago

Hugh was a one-of-a-kind. We had many engaging conversations and I saw eye to eye on many subjects. I will never forget his heart and empathy for those less fortunate. I will truly miss him. My deepest sympathy goes out to his daughter whom he loved so much.

Mike Lewis
1 year ago

I have so many fond memories of my uncle Hugh. We shared a love of cooking and good food. I’ll never forget our day trips down to the outer banks as a teenager when we would always stop at Doug sauls bbq. I will miss you dearly. Love, Michael

Sherry Gilson
1 year ago

He was a great guy! For several years, we shared times on the beach at 87th Street and for meals with he and Betty.

Anne Horvatic Christie
1 year ago

I am so sorry for the loss and grief Mr.Amory’s family is currently experiencing, especially his beloved daughters, Susan and April. I know they will draw strength from each other and were simply devoted to their father.

Walton Bondurant
1 year ago

We played many a game of pickup basketball at lunchtime at the old Portsmouth YMCA…..and we rode together to play in a men’s league at night…formed a great friendship. When Hugh moved to the beach he’d always stop by and we would have the warmest chat between old friends….always had his dog in the car! My condolences to the family….what a genuine, good man.

1 year ago

He loved me unconditionally

Joseph Harrell
1 year ago

I met Hugh back in mid 60’s. We worked together at C&P Telephone Co. Hugh was a P-Town guy and I was a proud NORVIEW guy! Later in life after being drafted in the Army and a Vietnam tour and a few years in California I returned home to Virginia Beach. Small world, Beach Music, mutual friends We rehooked up! He and his lovely wife became very good friends. We had mutual love for Classic cars and Beach Music. R.I.P. Hugh and God Bless ur family.