William Hyland Vaughan

William Hyland Vaughan, 77, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, January 20, 2020. Born in Chestertown, MD, on March 23, 1942, Hyland was raised by his parents, Clement Yearsley and Catherine Hyland Vaughan in Chesapeake City, MD. Hyland was a graduate of Bohemia Manor High School in 1960, and a graduate of Goldey-Beacom College in 1963. He was a 50-year member of the IBEW Local Union 313, where he was known as “Bill”. He retired as the Assistant Business Agent and President. 

Hyland had many interests over the years including gardening, photography, stained glass, water colors, carving decoys and more recently, carving Santa Clauses for his family.  He enjoyed traveling with his wife, Ginny, whom he affectionately called “the blossom”. He enjoyed playing Trivial Pursuit, cards and word games with his family and friends, and doing the New York Times crossword puzzle each morning. Hyland loved the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He enjoyed fishing, crabbing and hunting, and just being on the water. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Virginia Furness Vaughan; his son, Jeffrey Vaughan (Ann); his daughter, Kristen Vaughan Axtell (Matt); his grandchildren, Elle Kate Vaughan, Carson Hyland Axtell, and Maris Grace Axtell; and step grandchildren, Brian and TJ Suchta. Hyland is also survived by his siblings, Andrew Vaughan (Caton), Thomas Vaughan, Cathy Vaughan Malone (Bernie), Dale Vaughan (Kathy), and many in-laws, nieces and nephews, and extended family. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Clement Vaughan, and twin granddaughters, Catherine and Virginia Axtell.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Mealey Funeral Home on Limestone Road on Thursday January 23, from 6 to 8 pm. Mass will be held at St. Rose of Lima, in Chesapeake City, MD on Friday, January 24 at 11:00 am. Burial will be private. To honor his memory and in lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Rose of Lima, where Hyland was an altar boy.


Submitted by Mike grieco on
With deep regret on hearing the passing of Bill. I worked with Bill and for him with Furness . Bill was a good foreman and an excellent Union brother and president, prays go to his family

Submitted by Sandy Bellina on
Sending my sympathy. So very sorry Ginny.. Everyone at the YMCA misses you... I stood in the front line with you.... Hope the support her and your family and friends help you at this very sad time.

Submitted by joseph on
Great person who will be missed

Submitted by butch imperial on
soory to see you leave us brother RIP GOD BLESS YOU

Submitted by Sr Marie Lucey on
Ginny, I am so sad for you and your family. I was always glad to see Hyland, and will miss good conversations with him at family gatherings. Because I saw him at Mike's on Christmas, it's hard to believe he has moved on. You and your family are in my prayers.

Submitted by Dale Wiseman & ... on
Tommy, we send our love and prayers for peace for you and your family.

Submitted by Cecil & Janet Cooper on
Ginny and Family: So sorry to hear about Bill. We shared many good memories with you both. I would have liked to be there but I can no longer drive and Janet does not drive out of town at night. We hope to make it to Mass on Friday.

Submitted by Christine Matarese on
A wonderful person, who always had a smile for everyone. So glad to have known you.

Submitted by Robert Bolen on
Ginny , so sorry to hear about Bill he sure was a good guy, brother,and friend who will surely be missed by all who’s life he touched my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Bob