Vernon C. Collett, Jr., 65

FULTON, NY – Vernon C. Collett Jr., 65, of Fulton, passed away Thursday September 18, 2014, at the Syracuse V.A. Medical Center.

Born in Syracuse, he lived in Fulton for several years.

Vernon worked for Crucible Steel for 32 years, retiring in 2003.

He was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran and P.O.W. of the Vietnam War.

Vernon was a life member and past commander of the Mattydale V.F.W. Post 3146.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Norma L. Collett of Baldwinsville; his companion for the last three years, Ilene Pickering of Fulton;  a brother, Don (Barb) Collett of Baldwinsville; three sisters, Patty (Dale) Butler of North Carolina, Sandra Yager of Oswego and Mary Collett of Fulton; several nieces, nephews and his faithful and loving cat, Bud.

Burial, with military honors, will be 11 a.m. September 24 at Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Howlett Hill Road, Syracuse.

A reception will be held following the services at the Vernice Suttle American Legion Post 113, 8529 Smokey Hollow Road, Baldwinsville.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton has care of arrangements.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.