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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Elvernon, E. “Vern” Crain, 84, Coudersport, PA

Elvernon E. Crain
“beloved father and grandfather”

Elvernon, E. “Vern” Crain, 84, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017, in Bradford Manor, Bradford, after a long illness.

Born August 28, 1932 in Towanda, he was a son of John and Viola Crain. On December 18, 1964 in Sweden Valley, he married Evelyn Snyder, who passed away on July 25, 2000.

Vern was employed by the former North Penn Supply in Coudersport and was employed for many years as a dump truck driver for Wayne Paving Company in Shinglehouse.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and stock car races. Vern enjoyed digging leeks and had a knack of finding them in the winter. He was also an avid gardener. 

Surviving are four children, Kimberly A. (Robert) Hanes of Waterloo, NY, Brenda L. (Henry Watson) Crain of Sweden Valley, Kevin L. Crain of Rochester, NY, and Terry W. (Paula) Crain of Coudersport; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Vern was predeceased by a son, Todd A. Crain.

Friends may call from 11am to 1pm on Monday, July 31, 2017 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 1pm with Pastor Michael Reeves of the North Eulalia Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Raymond Corners Cemetery, Gold.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the L.E.E.K. Hunting and Mountain Preserve, 497 SR 244 East, Oswayo, PA 16915.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Vern, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

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