Jay Vaughan, an 11-year employee of Wolverine Glass, passed away June 1.

Vaughan, who spent 37 years in the glass industry, most recently served as Wolverine’s vice president of operations.

“He loved the glass industry and loved life in general, and because of this was just a joy to work with,” says Wolverine president Mark McGann.

Vaughan was lost to cancer at 54 years old. McGann says an estimated 700 to 800 people attended Vaughan’s memorial service.