Vernon Colledge

May 10, 1927 ~ January 14, 2020 (age 92)


Vernon Colledge, 92 of West Deer Township, died January 14, 2020. He was born May 10, 1927 in Avonvore, to the late James E. and Rose (Ridinour) Colledge. He has lived in West Deer most of his life. Vernon served his country during the Korean War in the Army National Guard, where he served for 3 years. He was a Life Member of West Deer VFD #2. Vernon worked as a high lift operator for the warehouse division of Giant Eagle for over 30 years. He enjoyed woodworking, home repairs and especially spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Velma (Russell) Shields, of West Deer, Luann (John) Stecz, of Clinton Township and Robert L. (Bonnie) Colledge of West Deer 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Louise “Lou” (Boles) Colledge and his children Verna Lou Colledge (Velma’s twin) and David R. Colledge, his brothers, Clyde I. Colledge and James “Bud” Colledge and his sisters Arlene Dubroski and Elizabeth Arthur.

Family will receive friends Thursday 4-8 PM in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer where funeral services will be held Friday at 10 AM. He will be laid to rest beside his wife in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Indiana Township. View obituary online and leave condolences at

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January 16, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Siwicki - Yanicko Funeral Home
PO Box 21 - 23 McKrell Road
Russellton, PA 15076

Funeral Service
January 17, 2020

10:00 AM
Siwicki - Yanicko Funeral Home
PO Box 21 - 23 McKrell Road
Russellton, PA 15076

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