Edward Lee Vought, 92, of West Lafayette, formerly of Hammondsport, NY, passed away on July 27, 2022 at his residence at University Place.
Edward is survived by his wife Ann, daughter Linda (husband Brett) Spencer of Crawfordsville, IN, and son Lee Vought of Mathiston, MS. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren with one on the way. He was preceded in death by daughter Martha Braunscheidel Willis.
Edward was born July 3, 1930, in Syracuse, NY, to the late Charles Morris and Gertrude Lena (Provorse) Vought. He graduated from College of Forestry at Syracuse University in 1952, and was awarded “Outstanding Graduating Senior” by the faculty. He trained as a pilot in the US Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1955.
He met the love of his life, Ann Carolyn Harder, during chemistry lab at Syracuse University, after requesting a change in lab station assignment so that he could be stationed next to the prettiest girl in the class. On December 31, 1955 he and Ann were married at her family home in Bath, NY.
Edward sold construction equipment for International Harvester and Dresser Industries, working in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Soviet Union before retiring to Hammondsport, NY. During retirement he served for many years on the village Planning Board. He was also active in the Rod and Gun Club and the Curtiss Museum. Edward enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and competitive archery, and was a Senior National Archery Champion. Regular gatherings with friends to play Bocce, dominoes, or cards was cherished.
Per Edward’s request, there will be no public funeral or memorial service. Instead, he asked that friends and loved ones enjoy time outdoors in the beauty of our natural world.