Vaughn G. Beard, 82

March 30, 2009

FEB. 9, 1927-MARCH 28, 2009

Vaughn Gene "Whitey" Beard, 82, of 34 Stanford Road, Hagerstown, died Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 9, 1927, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Vaughn K. and Achsah G. Baker Beard.

He retired in 1984 from Western Maryland/CSX Railroad Co. after 41 years of service.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a member of St. Ann Episcopal Church, where he was a member of the vestry, serving as secretary, treasurer and junior warden.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Constance J. Beard; three half sisters; one half brother; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.


He was preceded in death by twin half brothers, Leonard Wade and Lloyd A. Wade.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Julie Brigham will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The family will receive friends Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Meadow Dialysis Center, 19426 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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