RAYMOND J. VACHON,66, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Parkview Hospital. Born Jan. 18, 1945, in Fort Wayne, he retired after many years with A.B.M. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven and American Legion Post 330, New Haven. Surviving are two daughters, Danielle Vachon and Angelique (Vachon) Hamrick, both of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren, Sydnee Hamrick and Andrew Vachon; three sisters, Mary Catherine Miller of Fort Wayne, Marie (John) Zahm of Huntington and Genevieve Orr of New Haven; and one brother, Robert L. Vachon of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his three sisters, Bernice Vachon, Mildred Vachon and Carolyn Schmitt. Memorial Mass is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 943 Powers St., New Haven, with calling one hour prior. Preferred memorials to his grandchildren’s college education fund c/o Danielle Vachon or American Lung Association . Arrangements by Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St. www.klaehnfahlmelton.com

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