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Cyrus Stevens Vaughn, III

September 1, 1933 ~ May 8, 2022 (age 88)

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Cyrus Stevens Vaughn III, a longtime Beacon resident, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2022 at the N.Y.S. Veterans Home in Montrose, NY; he was 88 years old. He was born on September 1, 1933 in Harrison, NY, son of the late Cyrus S. Vaughn Jr. and Dorothy (New) Vaughn. Cyrus served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1955, he received an honorable discharge for his service.

On April 24, 1954 in Mamaroneck, NY, he married Josephine ‘Jaye’ Fosella, who survives him at home.

Cyrus graduate with a Bachelor’s degree from Potsdam University and continued with his Master’s Degree in Music Education from Boston University. He was a Music Teacher and Director of Music for the Beacon City Schools for over 30-years; he started at Rombout Middle School, also taught at Beacon High School, until retiring. He even taught private lessons which he thoroughly enjoyed.

Along with his love of music, Cyrus loved the art of stamp collecting. He enjoyed gardening and traveling with his wife Jaye. He was a faithful Brooklyn Dodgers fan.

Cyrus was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Beacon for many years until his health declined. 

Along with his beloved wife of 68-years, Cyrus is survived by his son and two daughters: Neil Vaughn of Beacon, NY; Deborah Jayne Forzano of Pleasant Valley, NY; Brenda Lynn LaManna of White Plains, NY. He is also survived by one brother Earl Vaughn; and his six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Along with his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers and one sister.

His Family will receive friends on Thursday, May 12th from 4-8pm at the LIBBY FUNERAL HOME, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon; where a Funeral Service will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, May 13th followed by interment and military honors at the Fishkill Rural Cemetery Mausoleum, Fishkill, NY. To offer a message of condolence or share a fond memory, please visit:

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May 12, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Libby Funeral Home
55 Teller Avenue
Beacon, NY 12508

Funeral Service
May 13, 2022

11:00 AM
Libby Funeral Home
55 Teller Avenue
Beacon, NY 12508

Entombment & Military Honors
May 13, 2022

Fishkill Rural Cemetery Community Mausoleum
801 Route 9
Fishkill, NY 12524

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