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Vernon C. Harrison

HARRISON—Vernon C., 83, Johnstown, died July 19, 2018. Born Dec. 12, 1934 in Johnstown. Preceded in death by parents, Montell and Mildred (Callihan) Harrison, brother Dean, and brother-in-law Oden Harrison. Survived by wife of 61 years, Marylyn G (Alwine), sons Mark, married to Linda (Rudge) of Gibsonia, PA, and David “Crew” of Johnstown, and granddaughter Haley and partner Joseph Tremmel, both of Boston, MA. Also survived by brothers Byron (Janet) and Clyde; sisters Viona (Larry) Blue, Fern (Marlin) Blue, Sharon (John) Toth, and Denise (Eugene) Bovino; sisters-in-law Delores (Dean) Harrison, Gloria Harrison, and Peggy (Oden) Harrison; and many nephews and nieces including Bob, Lorie, Stephen, Kelcy, Jan, Tom, Megan, Kevin, Portia, Tatum, Garrett, Arielle, Bill, Laura, Dalton, and Eliza. Vernon was a 1952 graduate of Ferndale High School, served in the U.S. Army, and retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp. in 1984. He was also a house painter for many years both during his employment and well into his retirement. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and an avid sports fan, supporting local high school teams, mostly his beloved Trojans. Vernon was a friend to all he met and had a huge heart, always putting others first. Above all, his favorite role in life and one he did best was being “Pappy” to his only grandchild Haley. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 PM Sunday and from 10 AM to time of service at 11 AM Monday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Pastor Valerie Conrad, officiating. Interment at Benshoff Hill Cemetery. Family suggests that donations may be made to Windber Hospice in memory of Vernon. (Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com)


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Mark and Linda,
My sincere sympathy to you at the loss of Mark's dad. I am praying for God to comfort your entire family. May you be blessed with joyous memories in the day ahead. And my you feel God's tremendous love surrounding you.
With prayers,
Trina Walker

Trina Walker Jul 24 2018 12:00 AM

An INDOOR GARDEN BASKET was sent on July 21, 2018

Our deepest sympathy on the passing of a very special man. Love, The Malek's Mick & Sandy, Mark, Maria & Sophia, Jonathan & Sarah

Expression of Sympathy Jul 21 2018 12:00 AM

A Dish Garden was ordered on July 20, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jul 20 2018 12:00 AM

A Peaceful Reflection Plaque with Stake was ordered on July 20, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jul 20 2018 12:00 AM

Dear MaryLyn, Sorry to hear of your beloved Vernon's death. Will keep you in our prayers.

Alicia and Foster Garrison

Alicia Garrison Jul 20 2018 12:00 AM

What a very sweet man, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of your family Im sure he will be missed

Pam Spangler Jul 20 2018 12:00 AM

A BASKET GARDEN was ordered on July 19, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jul 19 2018 12:00 AM