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Vernon Frederick Siber Jr.

Vernon Frederick Siber Jr.
Vernon Frederick Siber Jr.

Vernon Frederick Siber Jr.
July 05, 1942 – January 23, 2024

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 brother-in-laws 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.

His body will be interred at the Ohio Western Reserve Military Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday January 26th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Baldwin Brothers Timberridge location.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Salvation Army.