Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Herbert C. Vaughn, 86

Wellsville, NY - Herbert C. Vaughn, 86, of 3052 Madison Hill Road passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Highland Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born July 1, 1934 in Wellsville, the son of the late Herbert M. and Mary (Clark) Vaughn. On November 24, 1954 in Wellsville he married Mary L. McCracken who predeceased him on January 4, 2007.

Herb was raised in Wellsville and was a graduate of Wellsville High School. He was a veteran serving with the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1958. He was formerly employed at Carter's Hardware in Wellsville, and for many years with Dresser-Rand Corporation in Wellsville. He was a member of the Dyke Street Engine Company # 2, the Morrison Hayes American Legion Post 702, the Wellsville First United Methodist Church, and was a member and past president of WASPS (Wellsville Area Small Plane Society).

He is survived by: a brother, Ralph (Jean) Vaughn of Scio; a sister, Patricia Mickle of Wellsville; a cousin, Gary Holland;as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased in addition to his parents by: a brother-in-law, James Mickle in 1991; and a niece, Sharon Joy Vaughn in 1978.

Friends are invited to a graveside service with military honors, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 11:00 am at Woodlawn Cemetery, 276 S. Main Street in Wellsville. Please consider memorial donations to the Wellsville First United Methodist Church. To leave online condolences, please visit


  1. To the Vaughn Family, Was saddened to read about Herb's passing. Another Dresser-Rand brother has left us. He was one of the good guys, always with a smile on his face and willing to help anyone that had a problem. May the good Lord bring peace and comfort to all as you mourn. Rest in peace my friend, you have earned it. Everett Harrington