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Obituary - John H. Vaughan, Jr.

John H. Vaughan, Jr.

Date of Passing: March 9th, 2008

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John H. Vaughan, Jr., 73, of Main St., North Brookfield, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2008 at his home. He was born March 20, 1934, in Los Angeles, CA, the son of the late John H., Sr. and Margaret Descman Vaughan. He attended school in Los Angeles and was a graduate of California Polytechnic. Mr. Vaughan served with the US Army from 1954-1956. On June 12, 1956, in Upper Marlboro, MD, he married Jean M. Cross from North Brookfield. For many years, Mr. Vaughan was the Assistant Head Group Supervisor for the California Youth Authority in Paso Robles, CA, retiring in 1968. From 1971-1978, he and his wife owned and operated an ice cream and sandwich shop in Paso Robles. In 1979, the Vaughans moved to North Brookfield. John was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, whose life centered around his family. A spiritual man of many talents, he loved to do woodworking and was a charter member of the National Hot Rod Association. He also loved poetry and wrote "A View from the Hillside", a book of poems. He is survived by his wife of over 51 years, Jean; five children and their spouses, Cheryl and Pat Wofford of Atascadero, CA, Sharon Vaughan of Cambria, CA, Susan and Shane Buchanan of Chadwicks, Karen and Chris Love of Utica and John, III and Francine Vaughan of Waterville; a brother, William Vaughan of Morro Bay, CA; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Private graveside services will be at the convenience of the family at North Brookfield Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, Waterville.


God, please take care of my Dad. You know him so well and love him so much. I love him, too, and I know we had to say goodbye too soon. I'm trusting You to see our family through his dying. Please make his death a gentle, loving release, giving us a peace beyond our understanding. Help our hearts fill with love for the joyful, fun, happy part of life he had and not dwell on the extreme pain he was given to bear. We know we'll miss him tremendously, and have to bear the pain of the losing him, but we believe he will be healed, whole, strong and happy. Heal him of the unbearable hurt of his world, Heal us of the pain we all endure as a result of our loss of life with him with us. Give us the peace to accept his death, while honoring his life. He taught us so much! We will remember, in love, and with humor, the sharp wit and strong determination that made him our loving daddy. To remember and love him, our Dad, who demanded much of us at times, but was also impressed by what we could do, and hopefully was proud as could be to have us as his children. So now I ask You to take my Dad in Your arms, and hold him gently as he finally greets you. Let him finally walk pain free along road to life with You. Be with us who loved him so much, and give us Your Peace.

Dad, you are an incredible person to have endured so much in the physical body. To us you were "Superman", never letting the physical being get the better of you. We will miss you very much,Austin will miss your chats, Brooke will miss watching Jeopardy with you, John will miss taking you to town, Francine will miss cooking and baking your favorite things, and I will miss taking you for rides in the Jeep....and by the way, Thanks for the "duct tape"! Love, John and Francine
John and Francine

I only hope that I can live to be half the amazing person my grandpa was, with the biggest heart and mind. To those of us he left behind he will forever be alive in our hearts and memories, till we meet again in a much more beautiful place. Love always to everyone, may you feel his warm embrace inside your own hearts.
Sarah Jean

Jean, John, Francine, and boys: We are so sorry for your loss. He was a good man and will be dearly missed. You are all in our prayers daily.
John, Sandy, and Alex

I am so sorry for your loss. My you find comfort in him not suffering any longer. You are blessed to have him watching over you from above now. God Bless you all. My you find peace in your memories of him.
Melissa Britt

i am so sorry to here about he was a good man and i live down the road from him i am so sorry to hear and the family this in my heart so sorry a aGAIN

With every shooting star that shines as it crosses the night sky, so he goes, running as fast as he can crossing Jesus' Heaven over and over; looking down on the rest of us as if to say: "it's just like I said it was, look at me RUN Jean!" oxoxo God Bless.