Charles Stanley Vaughn

Charles Stanley Vaughn

Charles Stanley Vaughn, a former Sitka resident, passed away peacefully on Nov. 25, 2016. He was 88.

He was living in Edmonds, Wash., next door to his daughter and her family.

Chuck will be missed by his daughter Sandra Rudy (Ron), of Edmonds; son Ted Vaughn (Deborah) of Bremerton, Wash.; and daughter Laurie Seehafer (Duane) of Sitka; and his grandchildren, Sarah, Alicia, Eric, Nicole, and Erika, all of whom loved him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, and his wife Sonya. 

Chuck was born in 1928 in Beech, N.D., the son of Ted and Laura Vaughn. He attended school in Washington state.

Chuck and Sonya Hosvik were married on July 6, 1950, in Petersburg. They raised their three children in Sitka, where they lived until retiring to Poulsbo, Wash., in 1988.

Chuck was a man of many talents. As a union carpenter he worked on Sitka Community Hospital and, in 1966, the rebuilding of St. Michael’s Cathedral after the fire.

Chuck had such a big heart, and was one to make sure everyone in the room had a smile on their face. He enjoyed spoiling his dog Patsy, and giving his family members, especially his grandchildren, a hard time. Chuck, or “Peepa” as many of his grandkids knew him, will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be greatly missed, his family said. 


There are no plans for a memorial service at this time, but a donation in his name to his favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, would be greatly appreciated, his family said.

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At a Glance

(updated 9-21-22)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 12:15 pm Wednesday, September 21.

New cases as of Wednesday: 646

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 282,372

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,329

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,911

Case Rate per 100,000 – 88.63

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "High.'' Case statistics are as of Wednesday.

Case Rate per 100,000 – 164.30

Cases in last 7 days – 14

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,114

Hospitalizations (to date) – 29

Deceased (cumulative) – 7

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.






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