Henry Vernier, 90, of Meadville, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a short illness.
Henry was born on June 3, 1923, in Meadville, to the late Earl A. and Adelaide (Rushlander) Vernier.
He was a graduate of Meadville High School, class of 1942.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Sara McCurdy Vernier. Other survivors include his four children, Paul E. Vernier and his wife, Loretta, of Brevard, N.C., Donald H. Vernier and his wife, Debra, of Linesville, Mary Ann Steinbeck and her husband, Thomas, and Patricia Koehler and her husband, John, all of Meadville; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Edward E. Vernier.
Henry worked in local industry, life insurance and auto sales. He also worked for several years as a civilian inspector for the U.S. Army, Cleveland Ordnance District, of Erie. In 1963 he began a 20-year career with the City of Meadville as the health officer and housing inspector, retiring in 1983.
Henry was a life member of the former Meadville Rescue Squad and Meadville SCORE. Other memberships included the Historical Society and Meadville Elks Club. He was a life-long member of St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, Meadville.
Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday in the gathering area of St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, 383 Arch St., Meadville, from 10 to 10:45 a.m., where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11, with Father Johnathan Schmolt, pastor, officiating.
Henry will be laid to rest in Greendale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, Ala. 35210, or online at ewtn.com/donatenow.
Arrangements are under the direction of Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.
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