Vernon W. Sherlock, 95, a longtime resident of Broomall, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Lancaster General Hospital.
A graduate of Upper Darby High School, Mr. Sherlock enlisted in the Army Air Corps on the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He served four years in World War II and was posted to North Africa and Italy, including the Allied invasion of Sicily, his family said.
Three days after returning to the United States, on Aug. 20, 1945, he married Dorothy Glasgow. They settled in Broomall and lived there for 50 years.
In 1981, he retired from Beck Engraving in Philadelphia, where he was a lithographer for 40 years. The Sherlocks moved to Garden Spot Village in New Holland in 2003.
In his youth, he was an avid horseback rider. He was an antique car enthusiast and followed the Phillies. He also was a member of the American Legion, and Thomson Lodge 340 of the Masons.
Mr. Sherlock "was a selfless gentleman of the finest accord, who always put the needs of others before his own," his family said.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by son Jeffrey; daughter Donna Weber; three grandchildren; and two sisters.