Banks W. Vaughn Jr., 57, food services executive

August 24, 1996

Banks W. Vaughn Jr., a food services executive and supporter of the arts, died Aug. 16 of renal failure at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 57 and a Hunt Valley resident.

Mr. Vaughn went to work in 1970 for Smelkinson Bros. Inc. and, at his death, was vice president of operations at what is now Jessup-based Smelkinson SYSCO, Food Services Inc.

Born and raised in Huntingdon, Pa., he earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and business from the University of Delaware.

Mr. Vaughn was a contributor to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Center Stage and the Baltimore Opera and a patron of the Coconut Groves Arts Festival in Florida. He was a member of the Falls Road Community Association.

A student of wines, he enjoyed collecting and sampling Maryland wines to which he was fiercely loyal, according to family members. He also enjoyed traveling and most recently had been on safari in Kenya.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, the former Melanie A. Wilson, a former administrative law judge who is a member of the Provider Reimbursement Review Board of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; a son, Christopher M. Vaughn of Hunt Valley; his mother, Zelda W. Vaughn of Huntingdon; and three sisters, Barbara Reynolds of Reisterstown, Mary Louise Chubb of Perkasie, Pa., and Nancy Kuper of Huntingdon.

Services were private. Donations may be made to the Banks W. Vaughn Jr. Memorial Hemodialysis Fund at Good Samaritan Hospital, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore 21239-2995.

Pub Date: 8/24/96

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