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William J. Vaughn


1934 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
WILLIAM J. VAUGHN William J. Vaughn, of Riverside, CA, was born November 24, 1934 in Troy, NY and passed away on August 15, 2018 of congestive heart failure and pneumonia. He obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees at Springfield College in Massachusetts. In 1962 he moved with his wife and daughter to Long Beach, California to continue his career as an educator and school administrator. While in Long Beach he was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, and served as a Grand Knight. In 1971 Bill moved his family to Riverside, where he spent 21 years as the principal of Ramona High School, and then served as the principal of Adult Ed. in Riverside Unified School District. While at Ramona, he was instrumental in establishing the first AVID program in Riverside County, and proudly watched the Rams athletic teams win over 40 league championships and 2 CIF football titles. He had a love of sports, and particularly enjoyed swimming and playing tennis, which he taught for many years on weekends and in the summer. He was inducted into the Ramona Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008. After 43 years in the field of education, he retired and spent the last 20 years traveling with his wife Betty. Bill was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Winifred Vaughn, brother Edward Vaughn, Jr., sister Shirley Vaughn, and his two sons William J. Vaughn, Jr. and John E. Vaughn. He is survived by his wife Betty, daughter Mary Pat Stetkevich, two step children and six grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2018 with a rosary at St. Andrew's Newman Center Catholic Church, 105 W. Big Springs Rd. in Riverside at 10:30 am, and Mass at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Assistance League of Riverside, 3707 Sunnyside Dr., Riverside, CA 92506. Arlington Mortuary, Directors (800) 275-4648 www.arlingtonmortuary.com
Published in Press-Enterprise from Aug. 26 to Aug. 31, 2018
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