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Vernon Frederick Siber Jr.
July 5, 1942 ~ January 23, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Dr. Vernon Frederick Siber, Jr. passed away January 23, 2024 after dealing with multiple health issues.
He leaves to mourn his passing – his wife of almost 58 years, Avis Gerene Fortner, his sons Paul Frederick and Daniel Vernon (Lynne Borsos), his only grandson (Paul’s son) Nickalus Alan, his sister Elizabeth Ann White (Arthur), his sister-in-law Glenda Skidis, and nephews and nieces.
He was predeceased by his parents Vernon Frederick Sr and Gertrude Ruehling Siber, his wife’s parents Dossie and Jennie Fortner, his brothers-in-law Fred, L.D., and Steve Fortner, and his sister-in-law Anna Mandl.
He grew up in Canal Fulton, OH. He received his BA from MacMurray College located in Jacksonville, IL, and his Doctor of Optometry from The Ohio State University. He served as Chief of Optometry of the 2nd Armored Division, US Army, Ft. Hood Texas.
After his military service, he was associated with The St. Louis Eye Clinic before returning to his native state of Ohio in 1976 as owner and operator of Arlington CO-OP Optical / Arlington Optometric Group until his retirement in 2010.
After retiring, he and his wife moved to Ocala, FL – On Top of the World Community where he pursued his hobbies of bridge and golf, but remained a loyal Ohio State Buckeye fan.
Calling hours were held in Ocala, FL on Friday, January 26th, and a committal service with military honors will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, OH, on Wednesday, January 31st at 1:15 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Salvation Army.