Robert Vernon, 75

Vietnam vet, CPA

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Robert James Vernon, 75, of Oak Park, died on Oct. 5, 2020. Born on July 12, 1945, he was veteran of the U.S. Army in Vietnam and a CPA with the U.S. Government who retired in 2012 after 40 years of service.

Bob Vernon was the husband of Christine Gawne Vernon; the father of Martin (Christina Mickens), Maureen (Martin) Finn and the late Stephen Devereux Vernon; grandpa of Lucien Vernon, and Emily and Graham Finn; son of the late Richard and Ruth Vernon; son-in-law of the late Duke and Mariruth Gawne; brother-in-law of Bernard M.D. (Suzanne), Judith (Gene) Krebs, Kevin (Mary Beth), Stephen M.D., David, Martin (Jean DeFrancesco) and Matthew (Linda) Gawne; and the uncle, cousin and friend of many. 

Services and interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery are private. A public memorial will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation in memory of Robert J. Vernon are appreciated. 

Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.

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Susan Montgomery from Chicago  

Posted: October 28th, 2020 9:35 AM

Bob Vernon, or "Buff," as he was fondly called, was a very kind person. My family was fortunate to call he and his wife, Christine, neighbors for several decades. He will be missed. Our thoughts and love go out to his family.

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