Amy Vaughan Wainwright

January 30, 1962June 27, 2013

Amy Vaughan Roberts Wainwright, 51, passed away unexpectedly at home on June 27, 2013. Born in Durham, NC, Amy had been a resident of Jacksonville for 20 years. She was an English professor at UNF for nearly 17 years. She graduated from The Ohio State University and in a class exceeding 5,000 students, Amy was selected as a President’s Scholar of 100 for her academic accomplishments. She earned her Master’s Degree in English literature from the American University in Washington D.C. and attended King’s College, Oxford and Radcliffe College in Cambridge, MA. Amy had a love for the movie Life of Pi which she believed to be filled with the ultimate metaphors and Harold and Maude which helped shaped her view on relationships. Preceded in death by her daughter, Olivia Grace Wainright, she is survived by her father, Bruce R. Roberts and mother and step-father, Harriet and Charles Costello; son, Evan Paxton Wainright; daughter, Grace Victoria Wainright; fiancé, Paul R. Gerjovich; brother, Mark K. Roberts; uncle and aunt, Andrew and Myrtie Adkins; and a multitude of friends. A gathering to celebrate Amy’s life will be held from 5:30-7:30 Monday, July 1st, at HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, FL.


  • Celebration Gathering Monday, July 1, 2013

Amy Vaughan Wainwright

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Karen Thompson Wilson

June 8, 2014

R.I.P. my friend. Miss our talks and your laughter .. Miss you. ~ love, Karen

March 25, 2014

you always made time foe me when I needed you most! Goodbye my sweet friend. Stephen Hamilton

Erin P.

January 3, 2014

I know this is late and no one will see it, but Professor Wainwright was by far my favorite professor at UNF. I had her during the semester where my grandmother was diagnosed with lung cancer. She was very kind and understanding of my situation. I emailed her a year later after my grandmothers passing and she responded with the kindest words. I've kept the email printed in a box with some of my grandmothers things.

My thoughts go out to her family.

Joe Garrasi (Capelli Salon)

September 10, 2013

Well Amy it's sept 10 I tried calling you a week ago but could not get through. So today I googled your name I'm so sad Knowing you for 15 yrs taking care of your hair was so special for me. I'll be praying for you and your family

Brenda Holtzinger

August 15, 2013

You will be so missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time and always. You will surely be missed my dear friend along with your beautiful smile and delightful outlook on life in general! Rest in Peace my dear and know your were so loved by many! <3

Michelle Ettelstein

July 6, 2013

Daniel and I were very saddened to hear about Amy. We shared some special times and have thought about her often over the years. Prayers for peace and comfort for the family. Sad times. Love, Dan and Michelle Ettelstein

Mary & Steve Altman

July 5, 2013

Our thoughts are with her family and especially with her kids. Evan & Grace - we hope you and your mom will feel God's comfort and peace.

Deniz Gul

July 4, 2013

Professor Wainwright was my favorite professor by far, and the most genuine person I was lucky to meet at UNF. I'm definitely grateful to have been able to be her student and loved every second of her classes.

Paul Gerjovich

July 3, 2013

Amy was my special gal who brought happiness and love to my life. Each of us needs to cherish each day as life can be unpredictable. Amy made me laugh and I learned a lot about life that I never would have without meeting her and falling in love with her. I will miss her but she will always have a special place in my heart.

Andrew Wilkins

July 3, 2013

Amy was a wonderful and interesting person. I will fondly remember her.