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Vaughn H. Selby

July 13, 1942 — January 5, 2022

Vaughn H. Selby

Vaughn H. Selby, 79, of Lansing, NY, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Oak Hill Manor Nursing Home in Ithaca, NY, with his family by his side. Born on July 13, 1942 in Burlington, VT, he was the son of the late Howard and Helen Selby. Vaughn earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Vermont, and went on to complete two years of graduate work in physics at Cornell University. He was a longtime employee of Ithaco, Inc. until his retirement as Chief Aerospace Engineer in 2002. After retirement, he continued to work as a consultant.


Vaughn had a passion for aviation and enjoyed building and flying model airplanes. He was a longtime member of the Ithaca Radio Control Society. He was also a Master Mason and member of the Mount Mansfield Lodge #26 in Jericho, VT, for over forty years. Vaughn’s other hobbies included fishing, hunting, and camping, and he was a history buff who loved to read. Anyone who knew Vaughn would agree that he loved to tell jokes and laugh, and that he truly enjoyed spending time with his family. He had a great love of music and shared this with his grandson, Zakaiah.


Vaughn is survived by his wife of 50 years, Arlene (Fenton) Selby; children, Mary Seymour (Steve), Orry Ray Selby, and Jonathon Selby; and grandchildren, Amanda Gregg (Chris), Melissa Seymour (Roy Bergmark), Ryan Seymour (Tori Spalding), and Zakaiah Kasian. He also leaves behind a large extended family, including Kati Batty and her children Ziyahliyah and Deyviaun; niece, Tine Selby; and nephew, Kenneth Selby (Debby) and their son Kristopher. He was a father and grandfather figure to many others. In addition to his parents, Vaughn was preceded in death by his daughter, Allison Stratton, in 2010.


Friends and family are invited to a period of visitation on Friday, January 14, 2022, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Lansing United Methodist Church, 32 Brickyard Road, Lansing, NY 14882. A memorial service will begin at 1:15 p.m. at the church and will be livestreamed on the church’s YouTube Channel. The family will hold a private burial service at a later date. Lansing Funeral Home is assisting the family.



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Visitation

Friday, January 14, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lansing United Methodist Church

32 Brickyard Road, Lansing, NY 14882

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Memorial Service

Friday, January 14, 2022

Starts at 1:15 pm (Eastern time)

Lansing United Methodist Church

32 Brickyard Road, Lansing, NY 14882

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