Vernon Vineyard
July 27, 1920 - October 26, 2010
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Vernon was born July 27, 1920 to Dora (Sierks) Vineyard and Philip Porter Vineyard in Chicago, IL. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1941 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He proudly served two tours of duty for the United States Air Force during World War II and Korea. He married Janet (Handlos)…

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Margaret Haar-Sikora left a message on October 29, 2010:
Janet, Phillip and Helen Jo, My heart goes out to you for your loss. Mr. Vineyard will be missed by all. He touched my life in so many ways. Bless you all. Margaret
Walt & Sandi Bates left a message on October 29, 2010:
Helen Jo and Flip....... Please know what a wonderful patriarch your dad was to Black Oak Lake. In our talks with him he was always both interested and interesting not matter his physical condition. We will miss him greatly. The lake won't look the same.
Jane & Jim Surpless left a message on October 29, 2010:
Dear Janet, Hellen Jo & Flip, What a guy! We loved your husband/father. We will miss him (as we did this year at the lake). Black Oak Lake won't be the same without him. Our love to you all. Jane & Jim
Betty Shamas left a message on October 29, 2010:
My sympathy to Mrs. Vineyard and family. I was blessed to be Mr. Vineyard's hygienist in St Petersburg for many years. He was a true gentleman and a delight to know. I so enjoyed hearing about their travels. Fondly, Betty Shamas
Sharon Caruso Basten left a message on October 29, 2010:
Dear Mrs. Vineyard, Helen Jo and Flip, This summer was truly different without seeing you and visiting you. I have wonderful memories of Mr. Vineyard. I spent my golden birthday when I turned 25 at your home in St. Pete and I still laugh today when I think about sleeping in a sleeping bag and Mr. Vineyard was so surprised when his housekeeper was able to roll up the sleeping bag and put it in those tight fitting bags. He said, Geneva rolled that up, and I said yep, he just shook his head in disbelief that she would or could do that! One of many of the funny times our family had with Mr. Vineyard. He will be missed.
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Mary M. Keziah left a message on October 29, 2010:
Dear Flip, Dr. Thorwarth told me today about the passing of your dear father. I know this is a difficult time for you, your Mother and your family. Please know that we send our heartfelt sympathy to you and your entire family. Although I never met your Dad personally, I spoke with him often when he called your office. He was a kind man who lived life to its fullest. May God grant you peace and comfort. Fondly, Mike, Mary, Seth and Evan Keziah
Dick and Cherry Lommen left a message on October 29, 2010:
Dear Vineyard Family Our hearts go out to you at this time of loss. Vern was an incredible man....he lived life to the fullest. We so admired what he did for the McDonald's system as well as in his peersonal life. He will be so missed. Our thoughts are with you.... Dick and Cherry Lommen
Ann & Jim Bates left a message on October 29, 2010:
I(Jim)'ve known Vern for at least 75 yeaers -- in the earlier years as the friend of my older sisters, but more recently as an active participant in the Black Oak lake poker games. He was always a gentleman and excellent company, and if memory serves a damn canny poker player. When I joined the group after my retirement in 1987, I was the kid in the group. Now the group goes on, but with several players from beyond Black Oak shores. Now I'm the old man. I'm very pleased that his son-in-law Bob continues the tradition. Helen Jo even revived the old tradition of heavy snacks aftert the dealing was done with a pot of the wonderful clam chowder Janet used to make. They are sorely missed.
Fritz and Kathy Hill left a message on October 29, 2010:
Dear Helen Jo,We were both deeply saddened to hear of your great loss. Your parents had such a wonderful relationship and the love they shared was an example to all who knew them. Family was so important to them. Our love and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Fritz and Kathy
Marge & Harold Baldwin left a message on October 29, 2010:
Dear Mrs Vineyard, Helen Jo & Family, Our deepest sympathy to you and the family on the loss of your husband and Dad. You are all in our prayers.
Roberson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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