Vernon Herr Dyer, 74, Vietnam vet, Alcoa retiree, karate black belt, photographer

By on August 22, 2018

Vernon H. Dyer, 74, of Lititz passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Edwin and Miriam (Herr) Dyer. He was the loving husband to Suzanne Rehm, with whom he shared over 22 years of marriage.

He was a 1962 graduate of Manheim Township High School. He later enlisted in the US Army where he proudly served during the Vietnam War. Vernon retired from the former Alcoa manufacturing plant in 2008 after 45 years of service in various positions.

Vernon had a love for photography and enjoyed doing weddings, senior pictures and engagements. He also enjoyed biking, was a black belt in karate, and target shooting. He was a member of the East Petersburg Sportsman Association and the Elstonville Sportsman Association.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter: Tracy, wife of Mark Kready, of Lititz; two grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

A committal service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, in the Conestoga Memorial Park Mausoleum, 95 Second Lock Road, Lancaster, with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Vernon’s memory may be made to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

To send an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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