David Vaughan

December 31, 1948February 28, 2018

David Watson Vaughan, 69, of Auburn Hills Michigan, passed away on February 28, 2018.

David was born the son of Robert and Eleanor (Watson) Vaughan in Oak Park Illinois on December 31, 1948. He attended Indiana University and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

David worked for Molex Incorporated as an AQP Engineer until 2018, and before that at Linecraft, Central Dye Casting, and Sealed Power.

In addition to his work as an engineer, David was a talented poet, writer, photographer, chess player, cook, coffee aficionado, film and music geek, and all-around renaissance man. He was deeply interested in the world around him and had many passions, which he pursued with brilliance and precision. He was a Taoist.

David is survived by daughters Isobel O’Hare (Taos, New Mexico) and Annia Ciezadlo (Beirut, Lebanon), niece Jennifer Drapkin Trygstad (Seattle, Washington), and former spouse Lori Vaughan (Winchester, Virginia).

David’s family will receive visitors for a memorial gathering on Sunday March 11th, 2018 from 1 p.m. until the time of Sharing of Memories service at 4 p.m. at Pixley Funeral Home, located at 3530 Auburn Rd, in downtown Auburn Hills Michigan.


  • Robert Vaughan, Father
  • Eleanor (nee Watson) Vaughan, Mother
  • Isobel O'Hare, Daughter
  • Annia Ciezadlo, Daughter
  • Jennifer Drapkin Trygstad, Niece
  • Lori Vaughan, Former Spouse


  • Memorial Gathering Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Sharing of Memories Sunday, March 11, 2018

David Vaughan

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Paula Dooling

March 5, 2018

Dear Vaughan Family,
I am so sad over the passing of my dear friend. Dave and I have worked together for many years at Molex. We would often have heated discussions over politics, religion including Tao Te Ching, philosophy and many other subjects that you should not be talking about at work. We always agreed to disagree and often went to lunch to show we were above the status quo and could carry on our work relationship with decency and understanding. I learned many things from Dave, from roasting coffee beans to what a good die cast looks like. He will forever remain a good friend and will live a long life in my memories.