Albert W. Baughn Jr., 87, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at University of Vermont CVPH surrounded by his family. He was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., on July 23, 1930, the son of Albert Sr., and Emma Gebo Baughn.
Mr. Baughn was a U.S. Veteran as he served in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed at Mc Martin Motors, K-Mart Automotive, and VW Celeste Motors. Albert retired from the Motor Pool at Plattsburgh Air Force Base. Albert, known to his siblings as Jr, or "Bug" was a truly gifted mechanic. Most friends called him Al. His passion for old cars, motorcycles, and boats was obvious by peeking in his garage or yard! In his good health it was nothing to find Al under a car working on a challenging motor or putting a motorcycle back together. Many weekends you would find Al spending countless hours working on friend's or family member's vehicle until he had it running perfectly. Al was very proud of all his children and grandchildren. Family was important to him. He always had a story about one of them wearing his big smile as he shared it! After retirement, as Albert's health prevented him from working on cars, he took up another hobby. His dear friend Tina Link taught him the trade of making stained glass. Al spent his spare time with this new hobby and assisting Tina at trade shows. Al loved being around people and keeping busy.
He is survived by four daughters, Sharleen Mannix of Plattsburgh, Sandra Upton and son-in-law Manuel Upton Sr. of Plattsburgh, Deborah A. Tarrant and son-in-law Robert Tarrant of North Carolina, Tammy Yates of Plattsburgh, and two sons, Stephen Baughn and daughter-in-law Linda Baughn of Plattsburgh, and Brian K. Baughn of North Carolina. Six grandchildren, Manuel Upton Jr. (and Marci), Trista Baughn, Travis Baughn, Keith B. Baughn, Cassaundra Corron (and Timothy), Samantha Yates, and Shelby E. Wright. Three great-grandchildren, Meagan Upton, Aiden Corron, and Aiden B. Baughn.
He was predeceased by his parents, and his siblings, one sister, Laurina Ward, and brothers, Wesley, Roland, Robert, Ernest Richard "Dick," Thomas "Leo," and Alan.
Services are private and at the convenience of the family
Memorial donations may be made to CVPH FitzPatrick Cancer Center, Plattsburgh.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Heald Funeral Home, 48 Court Street, Plattsburgh.
To light a memorial candle or leave an online condolence please visit www.healdfuneralhomeinc.com
Published on February 1, 2018