Vaughn J. Kilborn, 69

PALM BAY, FLORIDA — Vaughn J. Kilborn, 69, of Palm Bay, Fla., passed away suddenly of a ruptured aneurysm at his home on Wed., May 27, 2015.

He was born on August 15, 1945 (VJ Day) in Bridgton, the fourth of seven children of Arthur and Delia (Towne) Kilborn. He graduated from Bridgton High School and attended college at what is now the University of Southern Maine in Portland.

Vaughn married Nancy Burky, the love of his life, 27 years ago. Vaughn was a Vietnam Era Army Veteran. An expert rifleman, he trained troops at Fort Bragg in marksmanship. He was employed by the State of Maine in the Unemployment Tax Division in Portland for 26 years. Vaughn later worked as a tax preparer and real estate broker before moving from North Windham to Florida in 2009.

Vaughn had a natural gift of writing and was a visionary with keen insight into the workings of society and the environment. In 2002, he published a science-fiction novel, Sentinel 2030, which centers on many of the global issues of today.

He loved to play ‘Scrabble’ and ‘Word,’ and ping-pong with his wife Nancy. He played guitar and drums, and sang. He was always there when needed and went out of his way to help others. He was an honest and caring man who loved his family, as they did him.

He was predeceased by his parents. He leaves his wife Nancy; children, Steven Burky of N.Y., Heather Sugioka of Mass., and Jonathan Burky of Calif.; two grandsons and one granddaughter. He also leaves his siblings, Arthur of Bridgton, Keith of Sarasota, Fla., Karen Cabot of Brunswick, Aleta Sodano of So. Thomaston, Vicki of Freeport, Kevin of Brunswick; and many nieces and nephews. Vaughn will be greatly missed.

At his request, there will be no public service.

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