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Official Obituary of

Vernon Parks

November 10, 1942 ~ January 7, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Vernon Parks Obituary

Vernon Parks, 81, of Ellicott City, Maryland, passed from this life on Sunday, January 7th, 2024, at his home. Born on November 10th, 1942, in East Orange, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Vernon and Tillie Parks and a father to Vernon Jr, Tracey, and Todd. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother who died at birth, and his sisters Margaret, Janet, and Linda.

Vernon worked in the communications industry for most of his life, rising to the level of management in New Jersey Bell and Verizon New Jersey, Inc. Following his retirement from the telephone company, he operated a delicatessen with his son, Todd and a mechanic shop. He had a love for combustion engines which spawned from his honorable service in the Air National Guard in the 1960s. Vernon also loved fishing, restoring automobiles, and playing cards.

Throughout his life, he found peace and joy in his loyal and faithful dogs, including Bell, Buffy, Rebel, Heide, Bella and Rose. Rose was by his side in the end.

Vernon’s family and friends will gather in his memory starting at 3:30pm on Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 at The Windless, 45 Nolans Point Park Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849.

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A gathering in Vernon's memory
March 23, 2024

3:30 PM
The Windless
45 Nolans Point Park Road
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849


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