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Vernon D. DeGrange, age 78, of Mercur Hill, Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, 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, New Jersey, son of the late Carl and Mary Miss Degrange. He attended Delhaas High School in Bristol, Pennsylvania. 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, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 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 No. 6495, Levittown, Pennsylvania, and American Legion Post No. 534, Wyalusing, Pennsylvania.

Surviving are his spouse, Carolyn at home; former spouse, Carolyn McNeil (mother of daughters) of Phoenix, Arizona; daughters, Janee DeGrange of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Desiree DeGrange of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren,

Zachary Reeves of Renton, Washington, Chandler DeGrange-Dunn of Towanda, Pennsylvania, Brooke Irvine of Discovery Bay, California.

He was predeceased his sister, Betty Cleary, and five brothers, Robert, Marvin, Gene, Ralph, and Jimmy Degrange.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, with the Rev. Jason Laudermilch, officiating. Interment will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Friends and family may call from 9 a.m. until the start of the service at 11 a.m. on Thursday morning, June 13, 2019, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pennsylvania. Military Honors will be accorded by members of the U.S. Army Honor’s Detail.

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

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