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PHILLIPS, Lavern C.

PHILLIPS - Lavern C. 1928-2011. Of Williamsville. August 3, 2011; age 83 following an extended battle with cancer. Vern served in the Navy and Army during WWII and the Korean War. He was a Professor and Admissions Counselor at Erie Community College North Campus. Vern lived every day with a positive attitude and sense of humor. He was affectionately known as "Uncle Vern" by all he knew and enjoyed participating in the Amherst Senior Center activities. He is survived by his children: Jacqueline, William, Tracey, Kimberly, Francine, Jennifer and his wife Frances. Vern was also the proud grandfather of eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert. Vern generously chose to donate his body to science. A memorial in his honor will be held on Saturday, August 6, from 2-4 PM at Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church, 8445 Greiner Rd., Williamsville.

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