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Donald P. Vernon

Donald P. VernonDonald P. Vernon, 78, of Mechanicstown passed away at his home Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 at 4:10 p.m.

Born Sept. 5, 1931, in East Millsboro, PA, he was a son of the late George R. Vernon and Esther M. (Porter) Vernon.

He was a driver for Vernon Transportation and was a lifetime member of Sebring VFW Post 6730.  He loved to hunt and go to tractor pulls.  He was a US Marine Corp veteran and served during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his wife, Faye (Jenkins) Vernon, whom he married May 10, 1954; two daughters, Sherry Vernon of Alliance and Donna (Paul) Saur of Mechanicstown; a son, Clay (Shirley) Vernon of Beloit; a grandson, Mathew Flory-Vernon; granddaughter, Casey Vernon; step grandchildren, Michael Carreon, Kristi Wright and Josh Carreon; five step great grandchildren; a sister, Ann McDaniel of Beloit and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Bryan P. Vernon on Feb. 14, 2003, and Tom E. Vernon on Sept. 17, 2005.

Services were held Oct. 6 at Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home with Rev. Jeffrey Davis officiating.  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park.  Memorial contributions may be made in Don's name to Aultman Hospital Hospice, 4510 Dressler Rd, NW, Canton, 44718 or the Bryan Vernon Memorial Fund c/o Farmer's National Bank, 29053 SR 62, Damascus, 44619.  Arrangements were handled by Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home.  Friends may view the obituary and sign the guest register at www.grfuneralhome.com.

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