Charles Vaughn Burlingham Passed away peacefully on January 9, 2013. He is survived by his daughters, Rue and Lucy Burlingham of Fairfax, his grand- daughters, Kelsey and Laurel Lombardi, and his son-in-law, Matt Lombardi of San Anselmo. He was predeceased this year by his youngest daughter, Blair Burlingham Lombardi, and his sister, Betty Burlingham Babcock. Vaughn was born in Janesville, WI on May 17, 1920, to Charles Lloyd Burlingham and Mary Vaughn Burlingham. He attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL and graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1942. He served as a Marine Corps pilot in the South Pacific during World War II. Vaughn married Mary Bennett in 1947 and they raised their three daughters at South Lake Tahoe, where he developed Tahoe Keys. They relocated to Sausalito in 1971. He was known as the Birdman of Sausalito for the beautiful carved wood seabirds that he sold in art galleries around the world. After Mary passed in 1988, Vaughn married June Pistor, of Dixon, CA. Vaughn was a delightful, charming, gentle person who loved to take walks in the Marin hills and took pride in being a lifelong blood donor. Our deep gratitude to the staff at Bello Gardens in San Anselmo and to Hospice by the Bay for their loving care and support.
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Published in Marin Independent Journal on January 15, 2013