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Vaughn H.F. 84, passed away peacefully June 3, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.  He was predeceased by his wife Patricia (2003) after 46 years of marriage and is survived by his wife of 11 years, Patti Carroll-Adams, children Paul (Barbara), John (Margaret), Mary, Theresa (Bill) Zuerblis and James (Sandy) Adams, Mary Beth (Gary) Schmekel, Darcy Carroll, Matthew(Jenna) Carroll, Daniel (Molly) Carroll, Anne (Don) Crites, Laura (Ganesha) Ekanayake and Michael (Theresa) Carroll, 32 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

His selfless dedication was exemplified in his 45 years of teaching at the University of Detroit in the Philosophy Department, as well as his outpouring of love in service to organizations including, Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), St. Vincent De Paul Society and endless volunteering at his parish of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Detroit where he served as Parish Council President for over 30 years.  He will always be loved and remembered for his passion and dedication to his Catholic faith, his years of teaching at U of D and most of all for the love and joy he brought to his family.

Visitation Wednesday, June 7th, 2-9 PM with a Scripture Service held at 7:00 PM at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe Park.  In State Thursday, June 8th at 9:30 AM with a funeral Mass at 10:00 AM at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 6021 Whittier, Detroit, MI 48224.  Entombment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations appreciated to St. Matthew Catholic Church.  Share a memory and light a candle at


Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News on June 6, 2017
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