Charles Allen Waugaman, 78, of Jamaica, Vermont, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 6, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia while visiting family. He was a former resident of Cambridge Springs and Conneaut Lake. Born on January 5, 1932 in Lorain, Ohio, Charles was the son of the late Reverend John Waugaman and Ruth Callen Waugaman. He graduated from the University of the Arts and from the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA where he was made Art Director for the American Baptist churches, USA. In 1967 he graduated from Allegheny College, Meadville, PA receiving a Masters degree in Education. He headed the Visual Arts Department at Judson College, Elgin, Illinois and served churches in Maine, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania until 1997 when he retired to Vermont.
He was a dedicated artist, including painting and drawing, and was a widely published poet and illustrator. He authored the ???? TIME OF SINGING????, a magazine of Christian Poetry, and was an ongoing teacher at Baptist writer?????s conferences.
Survivors include five children; Bradford Waugaman of Jamaica, VT; Seth Waugaman and his wife, Angela of Arlington, VA; Marlene Gibson and her husband, Ola of Stone Mountain, GA; Peter Waugaman and his wife, Therese of Aurora, CO; and Nathaniel Waugaman and his wife, Martha of Rockville, MD; two sisters – Joan Hoiser and her husband, William of Wilmington, DE and Kathleen Jay and her husband, Ernie of Laurel, MD; two grandchildren – Virginia Waugaman of Rockville, MD and Emory Waugaman of Arlington, VA; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held in Jamaica, VT on January 8, 2011 and in Conneaut Lake, PA at a later date in 2011.