On Friday, May 24, 2013, Lynn Donald Vermilyea began reaping the rewards of his faith as he met Jesus Christ, his Savior, face to face in heaven.
Lynn was born in Margaretville in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York to Ray and Lillian Vermilyea. He married Nancy Rosa after high school and they enjoyed 51 years together before Nancy went to heaven in 2002.
After growing up in the Catskills and getting married, he attended Broome Tech in Binghamton where he began to hone his lifelong vocation of drafting as an electrical engineer. Lynn used those drafting skills while working with several companies, most notably the over 30 years beginning back in 1958 that he spent with the Martin Company, now known as Lockheed-Martin.
He continued to attend and become increasingly active in his church, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, PCA in Orlando after Nancy’s passing. At St. Paul’s, the Lord brought Carmen Seijo into his life and after several years, Lynn and Carmen fell in love and married in 2004. He volunteered in many capacities at church including as a Deacon, leader and participant in several Bible study groups, as well as helping his fellow senior citizen friends whenever and with whatever they needed. In his free time, Lynn loved to work in the yard, play bridge and golf, travel, and do crossword and Sudoku puzzles. Lynn will be greatly missed by his family and friends for so many reasons but most of all for his loving, caring and giving spirit.
Lynn is pre-deceased by his loving wife, Nancy, the mother of his three children, by both his parents, and his brother, Charles.
He is survived by his wife, Carmen, and his three children; Linda LaClaire Clough (Ken) of Jackson, MS, Mike Vermilyea (Prudence) of Orlando, FL, and Debra Hardy (Walter) of Orlando. Lynn is also survived by seven grandchildren, Jennifer Bhullar, Julie Gierke, Ryan Vermilyea, Katie DeSanto, Sarah Blair, Timothy Vermilyea and Tyler Clough; 10 great grandchildren, many cousins, nephews and nieces as well as by his entire extended Seijo family each of whom he loved dearly.
A service to remember and honor his life will be held at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church located at 4917 Eli Street in Orlando, 32804 on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 6 p.m. followed by a reception where his friends can meet, fellowship, and pay their final respects to Lynn’s family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you prayerfully consider sending a donation to the St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church’s Deacon Fund.
Lynn’s final arrangements have been entrusted to the Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Apopka Chapel.