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Vernon H. Belles, Sr.

Born: Thu., Apr. 17, 1924
Died: Mon., Oct. 10, 2011

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Vernon H. Belles, Sr., 87, of South Buffalo Twp., passed away Monday, October 10th, peacefully, surrounded by his family at his home. Vernon was born in Kittanning, PA on April 17, 1924, a son of the late Ethel (Cornman) and George Belles, Sr. He was the widower of Dolores A. (Barker) Belles who passed in 2004
He was a member of St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Freeport. Vern served as a Corporal for the 26th Infantry Div. during WW II. Verne was captured and held as a POW in Northern France.
After the War, he went to work as a metal tapper in the #2 finish dept. at Allegheny Ludlum Steel for 36 years, retiring in 1978.
Vern was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Freeport VFW. He loved working at his son, Ralph's bar in Chicora, the "Hilltop". He enjoyed going to his camp in Marionville, going for rides and spending time with his grandchildren. Vernon is survived by his 5 sons: George (Debbie) Belles, of Vandergrift, Ralph (Robin) Belles, of Karns City, Burt (Paula) Belles, of Freeport, Vernon "Bud" (Annette) Belles, Jr., of Gibsonia.
Russell (Kristine Hiwiller) Belles, of South Buffalo Twp. His 2 daughters; LaVerne Ann (Roger) Belles-Cameron, of South Buffalo Twp. and Vickie Lynn (Linda Hessom) Belles, of South Buffalo Twp. He is also survived by his 8 grand and 4 great-grandchildren
He is preceded in death by his 4 brothers, Wallace, George Jr. , Edward and Robert Belles
Family and friends are being received from Thursday Oct 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.. in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St. A parish wake service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
A parting prayer service will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 am, followed by Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at at St. Mary, Mother of God Church, Freeport, PA, at 10:00 am on Friday, October 14th, with Father Edward Volz officiating. Interment will be held at Lawn Haven Burial Estates Worthington, PA.

The family has request that no flowers should be sent. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to; VA Medical Center-POW c/o Barbara Taylor, 324 New Castle Rd. Butler, PA 16001

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The Bartley's

We are sorry to hear of "Paps" passing...our thoughts and prayers are with you...he was liked and will be missed...

Michelle Walker

LaVerne, You are in my prayers. Pap I am going to miss you. I seen you almost every day for 5 yrs, I would cook your pancakes with beef gravy or your breaded fish dinner on friday nights. You are such a big part of my life, you were always there to talk to me. I am going to miss giving you your kiss on the cheek every time I seen you, always made ya smile. I know you are with the angels, Please give my mom a kiss for me. She will take care of you up there for me. hugs and kisses pap and LaVerne

Otterman Family

I worked with Vern for many years and enjoyed his company at the Fish Dinners at the Fire Hall every Friday Night during Lent. He was a GREAT Friend and a GREAT person, Our Sympathy to the Family. Rest in peace Neighbor

Paul E. White

My sympathy to the entire Belles family. I remember Vern as such a jovial person who always had a laugh. Vern was a part of "The Greatest Generation" and we thank him for his service to our country in WWII.


Paul E. White

Sarasota, FL

Linda Hessom

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4 Peace has come. Rest in the arms of the Lord. Loved ones long to see your face, to hear your voice, but this shall not be. Only when we meet at Heavens gate will we see you again. All our love, till we meet again,

Vickie, Linda, Michael, and Adrianna

Laurie Ferdarko

Sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

Sue, Justin and Kids

My Dearest Belles' Family;

We are sorry for the sorrow that you are flooded with. You're in our thoughts, and prayers!


thoughts and prayers go to all the belles family. pap will be missed dearly.

Ken and Marie Cook

To the family of Vernon H. Belles, Sr.

You have our deepest sympathy.

Kathy Leslie

My deepest sympathy for your loss. Pap was a good man and I will remember him fondly. May God hold your hands, your heart, and give you strength during the days ahead.

Kistie Belles

Uncle Vernon was such a good man. He could make anyone feel comfortable and at home the first time he met them. I hope that he and Pap are tearing it up in heaven!

Love and Condolences,

Kristie (Belles) Taylor and family

Lynda Cullum (Milligan)

Vickie and Family, Sending my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the Angels lead him home and may he rest in peace.

Lynda Cullum ( Milligan)

Krista Watterson

To the entire Belles family,

I was Vernon's nurse for about 6 months, and as I'm sure you know, you were blessed with a very special person! It was truly a joy working with him, and he was so special! God bless you all.


To the best and greatest Dad in the world. I was blessed to have you as my father and will miss you deeply. I hope you and mom now are so happy and looking down on all of the kids. You where the one that everyone could and would look up to and no matter how bad it was your saying was just wait and see what tomorrow brings. Will remember that forever. Love you and miss you mom and dad..


I was 1 year ago that we said our last goodbye. It just seems like yesterday we were having dinner at the Villa, and went for ice cream. I hope you know dad, that you made our family stay together. But since you are gone, your family is apart. You give us the strengh to stay together and be one. I miss you and love you dearly. Hope you and mom are enjoying each day you are together until I am able to join you both with all my love...Love ya dad

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