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Memorial Services Today for ODU Employee

Clay L. Vaughan, the head of Old Dominion's Elise N. Hofheimer Art Library, died Feb. 14, 2009, in Norfolk after a brief illness.

Vaughan was a member of the University Libraries staff since 1989, when he was a student assistant in the art library. He worked in Access Services - first in Circulation and then as the library assistant in the Hofheimer Art Library.

He was born April 4, 1955, attended Granby elementary and high schools, studied philosophy and literature at Virginia Commonwealth University and moved back to Norfolk in 1987 to raise a family.

His knowledge and assistance at the art library was enormously admired and appreciated by students and faculty. Faculty in the art department were among his closest friends.

Vaughan also dedicated his time and energy as managing editor of the Powhatan Review. His passions were art, writing poetry, researching his family's genealogy, reading literature, biographies and history, and listening to music of all kinds.

Survivors include three daughters, Kaitlin, Hannah and Molly; his parents, Edwin and Alice Vaughan; four brothers, Mark, Billy, Eric and Russell; many nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins; and countless friends.

A memorial service will be held in the Norfolk chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18. Burial services will be private at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the APVA Foundation, 204 W. Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23220, or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hdoliver.com.

This article was posted on: February 18, 2009

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