C. Wheaton Vaughan Jr.
1929 - 2019
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C. Wheaton Vaughan, Jr.
C. Wheaton Vaughan, Jr. died at Wake Robin retirement community surrounded by his family Tuesday, February 12, 2019. He was 89.
Wheaton Vaughan was born August 7, 1929 in New York, NY, the son of C. Wheaton Vaughan, Sr. and Dorothy Rose Vaughan. He grew up in New York City and summered in Southampton, Long Island, where he could be found racing sailboats for the Shinnecock Yacht Club. Wheaton graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned his Ph.D. in theoretical organic chemistry and molecular physics from the University of California, Berkeley. He also received an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Wheaton followed his passion for invention and worked for DuPont in a research and development laboratory. In later years, he worked in corporate finance and was a partner in a real estate investment firm.
In 1964, Wheaton was married at St. Christopher's Church in Gladwyne, PA, to Beverley Bromley Vaughan. They lived together in Pennsylvania and Minnesota before making Green's Farms, CT, their home. In 2015, Wheaton and Beverley moved to Shelburne, VT. They have one daughter, Cynthia Vaughan Lawrence, who also lives with her family in Vermont.
An avid skier, sailor, and squash player, Wheaton also enjoyed classical music, playing guitar, painting, and games for the mind.
Wheaton is survived by his wife, Beverley, daughter, Cinny, and her husband, George Lawrence, and their two children, Erin Lawrence and Tommy Lawrence.
A memorial service will be held at a future date. Anyone who would like to make a memorial contribution may consider supporting his grandchildren's high school music program, the Commodore Friends of Music. (Commodore Friends of Music, Attn: Kathy Clark, 4059 VT Route 22A, Addison, VT. 05491; commodorefom@gmail.com)

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Published in Fairfield Citizen & Westport-News on Apr. 10, 2019.
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April 23, 2020
I first learned of C. Wheaton Vaughan's existence during my early teen age years (circ. mid 1950's), as we shared a number of friends in common. However, it was not until the winter of 1971 that I finally caught up with him, skiing in Taos, New Mexico. It was early morning, and I had just sat down on the chair lift to go up the mountain, when all of a sudden another fellow hopped onboard just as we started off. We soon exchanged pleasantries, and it was not long before he learned that I was from Rhode Island, offering the observation that someone with a name similar to his had owned a well known sailboat there. I rapidly put two and two together, and asked him if his name was Wheaton Vaughan. When he answered in the affirmative, I quickly introduced myself, and we ended up spending the rest of the morning skiing together. That evening he, Beverly, my wife, Linda and I gathered for after dinner drinks at a local "hangout". The following morning, Linda and I departed for Arizona, and I regret to say that our paths never crossed again, although as before, his name would periodically pop up in the course of my travels.

My belated and sincere condolences to Beverly, and the rest of his fine family.

Best wishes,

Wheat Vaughan
Wheaton Vaughan
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