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Vernon D DeGrange

April 6, 1941 — June 7, 2019

Vernon D. DeGrange, age 78, of Mercur Hill, Wyalusing, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 7, 2019,  at Darway Eldercare and Rehabilitation Center with his loving family at his side.

 

          Vernon was born April 6, 1941, in Pennington, NJ, son of the late Carl and Mary Miss DeGrange.  He attended Delhaas High School in Bristol, PA. After high school, Vernon attended art school, and then was drafted into the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1966.   After being honorably discharged he worked as a mechanic for Morrell Tractor.

 

          Vernon married Carolyn Reblock of Doylestown, PA, on October 26, 1984, and they celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary last year. In 1984, they moved to the Mercur Hill area, where he worked for Standing Stone Township until retiring.

 

          Vernon enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He liked hunting, playing pool, building and fixing things around their property. He loved watching the History Channel. He also loved animals, having raised many different types over the years.

 

          He was a member of John Billington VFW Post #6495, Levittown, PA, and American Legion Post #534, Wyalusing, PA.

 

Surviving:

 

Spouse:

Carolyn                                                      at home

 

Former Spouse:

Carolyn McNeil (mother of daughters)       Phoenix, AZ

 

Daughters:

Janee DeGrange                                          Philadelphia, PA

Desiree DeGrange                                       Phoenix, AZ

 

Grandchildren:

Zachary Reeves                                          Renton, WA

Chandler DeGrange-Dunn                          Towanda, PA

Brooke Irvine                                             Discovery Bay, CA

         

          He was predeceased his sister, Betty Cleary, and 5 brothers: Robert, Marvin, Gene, Ralph, and Jimmy DeGrange.

 

          A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA, with the Rev. Jason Laudermilch, officiating. Interment will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.

 

          Friends and family may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA, on Thursday morning, June 13, 2019, from 9:00 A.M until the start of the service at 11:00 A.M.

 

          Military Honors will be accorded by members of the US Army Honor’s Detail.

 

          To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.

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