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Vernon Ramberger

Vernon Wayne Ramberger of West Grove, Pennsylvania passed away at his home on Thursday, November 7, 2019.  He was 79 years old. 

Born in Rough & Ready, Schuykill County, Pennsylvania, Vernon was the youngest son of Raymond Ramberger and Helen Rothermel Ramberger. 

Vernon was raised and educated in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, where he attended Milton Hershey School and Hershey Junior College.  He furthered his education earning his B.S. from Shippensburg State College and his M.S. from Drexel University in 1970. 

He retired from the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District in 1997 after 36 years of dedicated service.  During his tenure, Vernon was assigned to Unionville High School, Charles Patton Middle School, Chadds Ford Elementary School and Hillendale Elementary.  He coached wrestling at both Unionville H.S. and Avon Grove H.S.  Vernon was an active member of the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Association. 

After retirement from education and coaching, Vernon enjoyed officiating at PIAA Wrestling.  Vernon was a member of the Milton Hershey Alumni Association, American Library Association and the National Education Association.  He was an “unofficial” member of the Boy Scouts where he volunteered and chaperoned with his sons and grandsons.  Vernon faithfully served as an active member of the West Grove United Methodist Church and their United Methodist Men Group.  

If you needed Vernon, you could find him at the home dining room table with laptop, phone, paper and pen working on Trustee and Finance concerns OR at West Grove United Methodist Church OR studying his bible OR working with Chip or Raymond OR busy at his “ponderosa” with his many flowerbeds & gardens OR enjoying his grandchildren and great-granddaughter OR talking with friends OR with Sara Ann and possibly visiting with their family and friends. 

He was the beloved husband of Sara Ann Ramberger (nee Tice) for 58 years; father of Vernon “Chip” Wayne Ramberger, Jr. (Janice) and Raymond Michael Ramberger (Tammy); grandfather of Ryan (KateLyn), Nathan (Emily), Ashley, Justin and Shelby; great-grandfather of Piper Lily; brother of Dorene Story (Tom) of Victorville, CA.  In addition to his parents, Vernon was predeceased by his siblings, Lawrence, Marvin, Mark, Roy, Jean and Helen Mae. 

Memorial contributions in Vernon’s name would be appreciated to West Grove United Methodist Church, 300 N. Guernsey Road, West Grove, PA 19390 OR Penn Medicine Hospice, 400 East Marshall Street, West Chester, PA 19382.

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