Vernon L. Crippen, 67, of 4 Corral Drive, Youngs-ville, Pa., formerly of Lotts-ville-Niobe Road, went home to be with his heavenly father, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, while sur-rounded by his family at his residence.
Vernon was born in War-ren, Pa., on Feb. 24, 1945, a son of the late Hazel I. (Haight) and Arthur L. Crippen.
He was employed as a tool and die maker at Ecco Machine in Lakewood, N.Y., and also had previ-ously worked at Corry Manufacturing for many years.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era. He was a member of the E.U.M. Church in Youngsville. He voluntered at the Lottsville Cemetery. and also worked with the Youth Fellowship at the EUM Church.
He was the husband of Sylvia L. (Bowers) Crippen, who survives him. Also sur-viving are a daughter, Vicky (David) Whitford of Youngsville, Pa.; a sister, Veda Stubbs of Jamestown, N.Y.; four grandchildren: Mikayla Dyer, Ethan Dyer, Aaron Whitford, and Aman-da Whitford; two aunts; one uncle; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother; and three sisters.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at McKinney Fun-eral Homes in Youngsville. Friends are also invited to call Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the EUM church, where a fun-eral service will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor Anette Gerber officiating. Full mil-itary honors will be held at a graveside service at Lotts-ville Cemetery immedi-ately following the service at the church.
Family and friends may send flowers, sign the on-line guestbook or send an e-condolence at www.mckinneyfuneral.com.