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Joseph Henry Vaughn, Sr.

July 29, 1928 ~ November 27, 2018 (age 90)
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Mt. Arlington:  Joseph H. Vaughn, Sr. passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at his home with his wife at his side.  He was 90 years of age.

Joseph was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived on Long Island, NY before moving to the Oak Ridge section of Jefferson Twp. in 1964.  He retired to Mt. Arlington 15 years ago.

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran.

Mr. Vaughn was the owner/operator of Jolly Pizza Restaurant of Franklin for many years, retiring 30 years ago.

He was a member of the Acacia Lodge #20 F&AM of Dover as well as the Pearl Chapter of Dover and the Milton United Methodist Church.

Survived by his Wife, Elsie (nee Rapp) of 68 years.

Three Children: Linda LaStarza of Shohola, PA.

                          Joseph, Jr. of Lake Hopatcong.

                          Jeffrey and wife Connie of Hillsborough.

Nine Grandchildren:  Jennifer Greco and husband Tom, B.J., Joe, Emily LaStarza and husband Joe Dietrich, Sandra Shaljian and husband Seth, Colleen, Kristen, Mitchell & Kelly.

Three Great Grandchildren:  Enzo, Penelope & Olive.

Also survived by his brother, Edward of Long Island.

Visitation will be held 2-4 & 7-9pm on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Bermingham Funeral Home, 216 S. Main St., Wharton.

A funeral service will be held 10am on Friday at the funeral home followed by interment at N. Hardyston Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joseph’s memory to:

The Milton UMC, 316 Dover-Milton Rd, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438 or

The Masonic Village at 902 Jacksonville Road, Burlington, NJ 08016 would be appreciated.

Donations may be made to:

Milton United Methodist Church
316 Dover-Milton Road, Oak Ridge NJ 07438
Tel: 1-973-697-3194

The Masonic Village
902 Jacksonville Road, Burlington NJ 08016
Tel: 1-609-479-1596

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