Horace Vaughan Ginn

Horace Vaughan Ginn

October 24, 1922 – August 15, 2019

Horace Vaughan Ginn of Omaha, died of heart failure on August 15, 2019.  He was born in Middletown, Delaware, on October 24, 1922.  Growing up on the family farm, he graduated from Middletown High School and the University of Delaware, where he was the quarterback on the University’s football team and also the mid-Atlantic wrestling champion.  As a Naval pilot during WWII, he was assigned to the USS Montpelior.  Horace retired after 31 years with the Ralston Purina Co., after which he travelled internationally as a consultant for several Fortune 500 companies.  He will be remembered as a respected mentor as well as a kind, loving, generous man, loved by many.

Horace is survived by the love of his life, Marian, to whom he was married for 72 years; his children: Robert Ginn, Sally (Ed) Zachary, Kathy (Joe) Simpson, Andrew (Kathleen) Ginn; grandchildren: Taylor Ginn, Laura (Matt) Tennant, Meg (Mike) Duff, Gabe (Lauren) Simpson, Adam and Natalie Ginn; great-grandchildren: Elizabeth and Jonathan Tennant and Peter Duff.

A private service will be held at a later date in Newark, Delaware.  Memorials are suggested to a charity of your choice.


  • Lorna Williams Posted August 21, 2019 3:32 pm

    My prayers and any help is truly offered from my family to yours.

  • Jessica, Michael, Madelyn, and Taylor Fureman Posted August 21, 2019 3:57 pm

    Horace was an amazing, kind man. Our thoughts are with your entire family at this time. We love you guys!

  • Greg and connie Smith Posted August 21, 2019 5:22 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We will miss Horace, he was a wonderful man and always had time for a good conversation.

  • Catherine Cavender & family Posted August 21, 2019 5:43 pm

    Es and family, Our thoughts and prayers are sent to your entire family as you go through this difficult time. Horace was a terrific classmate at Middletown High School so many years ago and a wonderful friend throughout the many years since. We have wonderful memories to hold dear. – Catherine

  • Paula caray Posted August 21, 2019 8:17 pm

    Sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a delightful man & he & your mother were a delightful couple!!

  • Evelyne and Peter Marshall Posted August 22, 2019 7:14 am

    Our condolences to you and the family.it was a privilege to meet him and spend a little time with him. Such an interesting and interested man. He was one of a kind and will be missed. The angels will love to have his kind heart and sparkling conversation.

  • marti o’hara Posted August 22, 2019 9:58 am

    so sorry for your loss

  • Kai Richey-Lynch Posted August 23, 2019 10:41 pm

    Praying for God’s peace to be with you during this time. I so enjoyed your dad and his generosity. Blessings to you all.

  • CONNIE MEUNIER Posted August 27, 2019 12:41 pm


  • Anita Oliver Posted August 30, 2019 7:21 pm

    So sorry for your lost, but to have been married for 72 years is such a remarkable fit. Sound like he was great Navy guy.

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