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Arthur Lee Vaulk
  • April 24, 1936
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  • August 21, 2021

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Obituary

Arthur Lee Vaulk, 85, formerly from Pensacola, Florida, passed peacefully into heaven at his daughter’s home in Ormond Beach, Florida, on August 21, 2021, with his family by his side. Lee was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 24, 1936, to Arthur and Katherine Vaulk. He graduated from The Catholic High School of Pensacola and later received a bachelor’s degree from the Florida Atlantic University. He was an incredibly, loving father and enjoyed going to reunions with his friends he met while serving for six years in the United States Air Force. He enjoyed volunteering at the divisions of elections in Opa Locka and the United States census for many years. He received several commendations from the mayor and city of Opa Locka for being an “unselfishly giving” outstanding citizen. He was an accountant who worked many decades completing income taxes in south Florida.

Lee was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Vaulk, mother, Katherine L. (Boutwell) Vaulk and sister, Susanna Vaulk Smith. He is survived by his son, Evan Vaulk, and grandchildren Andrew, Jennifer and Casey, his daughter and her husband, Lucia and Ronald Knowles, and grandchildren Aaron, Benjamin, and Elizabeth, his daughter and her husband, Katherine and Michael Munn, and grandchildren Thomas and Katrina, and his son and his wife, Arthur II and Cristina Vaulk, and grandchildren Cristian and Gabriel, and 5 great-grandchildren.

A memorial gathering will be held at Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home (1185 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, Fl. 32174) on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, for family from 10:00 am- 10:30 am and from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm for family/friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Vitas Hospice at 2381 Mason Ave. Unit 100, Daytona Beach, FL 32117 or through their website: VITASCommunityConnection.org and click on “Make a Donation” button. Then, choose the Volusia/Flagler location to make a donation.



Visitation

Times:
September 1, 2021
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM



Location:
Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place
1185 W. Granada Blvd. #11, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
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  1. Dennis Flaherty posted an image:
    12 Sep 2021
    Lee and I visiting a fellow airman at the USAF Hospital in Ankara, Turkey (1959).  Lee is on the left; I am on the right
    Lee and I visiting a fellow airman at the USAF Hospital in Ankara, Turkey (1959). Lee is on the left; I am on the right

  2. Dennis Flaherty says:
    12 Sep 2021
    I served with Lee during much of his time in the Air Force. Lee was 5 years older than me...just this cool guy who seemed unflappable. Always with a smile on his face, he made quick friends with everyone. After our electronics training in Mississippi, we transferred to Turkey where we roomed together for 18 months. After Turkey, we both transferred to Germany. He was like a big brother to me. When I got married, I asked Lee to be my Best Man. I never told Lee how much I looked up to him during those early years. Why is it that some of us go through life with these thoughts unsaid? Over the years, we would occasionally catch up with each other, usually around the holidays. Though we never saw each other after Germany, I remain proud to call Lee my friend.

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