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Memorial for James C. Vernon

Born in Elizabeth, NJ on Jul. 11, 1925
Died on Jul. 24, 2016 and resided in Lafayette, NJ.
Service: Private Service

James C. Vernon, 91, of the Carriage Acres section of Lafayette, died Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Barn Hill Care Center in Newton.

Born in Elizabeth, Mr. Vernon lived in Fanwood before moving to the Carriage Acres section of Lafayette. He was a Merchant Marine in the United States Coast Guard during WWII. A self-employed auto mechanic, Mr. Vernon's garage was in Newark, where he worked until his retirement in 1977.

The son of the late Charles and Ann (nee Currie) Vernon, Mr. Vernon was predeceased by his wife, Patricia N. Vernon, on June 4, 2006, and a sister, Sally Islelin. He is survived by a daughter, Amy Garofalo and husband, Michael, of Wantage; one grandson, Patrick Garofalo and wife, Dina Fine-Maron, of Washington, DC, and two sisters, Margaret French and Therese Large, both of North Carolina.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Northern New Jersey Veterans Cemetery, PO Box 82, Sparta, NJ 07871.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton. Online condolences may be offered at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.

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