Robert Vernon, 75

Robert James Vernon, 75, of Oak Park, died on Oct. 5, 2020. Born on July 12, 1945, he was veteran of the U.S. Army in Vietnam and a CPA with the U.S. Government who retired in 2012 after 40 years of service.

Bob Vernon was the husband of Christine Gawne Vernon; the father of Martin (Christina Mickens), Maureen (Martin) Finn and the late Stephen Devereux Vernon; grandpa of Lucien Vernon, and Emily and Graham Finn; son of the late Richard and Ruth Vernon; son-in-law of the late Duke and Mariruth Gawne; brother-in-law of Bernard M.D. (Suzanne), Judith (Gene) Krebs, Kevin (Mary Beth), Stephen M.D., David, Martin (Jean DeFrancesco) and Matthew (Linda) Gawne; and the uncle, cousin and friend of many. 

Services and interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery are private. A public memorial will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation in memory of Robert J. Vernon are appreciated. 

Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.

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