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James Vaughan passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 after waging a courageous battle with several severe illnesses and operations over the past ten months. Born in Portsmouth, Virginia on September 22, 1941, he graduated from Our Lady of Victory School in 1959. His military service began when he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in July 1959. Serving overseas as an air policeman until honorably discharged in July 1963. He enlisted with the U.S. Coast Guard in July 1963. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal during his service as a radar expert guiding transatlantic aircraft and ships. Coming to Washington, D.C. after honorable discharged from the U.S. Coast Guard military service he joined the U. S. Post Office where he served until his retirement in October 1992.
He is survived by his loving wife, Yvonne (Doty), son, Alex and daughter, Nicole, devoted sister, Charlotte, mother-in-law, Adele Doty, granddaughters, Alexus and Ndeyah, devoted nieces, Cathy, Sharon, Teresa and Trina Riddick, "daughter-in-law" Nashawnne Hughes and great nieces and nephews, Saivyon, Saniya, DeVaun and Samahria. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Mary Manning and parents James and Frances Vaughan as well as his loving sister, Delores Campbell.
The family wishes to express our deep appreciation for the many prayers, visits and support received during his illness. A memorial mass will be held at a future time.

Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 20, 2014
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