Allan Vernick

Obituary of Allan Vernick

It is with great sadness that the family of Allan David Vernick announces his sudden passing on Thursday, November 23, 2017, at the age of 70 years. Allan will be lovingly remembered by his wife Karen and his children, Stacie (Rob), J.R. (Lori), Rick (Kristina), Kenny (Ellie) and Jeff as well as his six grandchildren. Allan was predeceased by his sisters Rochelle Vernick and Janet Susan Cohen. 

Allan was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on May 30th, 1947, a child of the late Irving and Yetta Vernick. He attended Brooklyn College for a BS in Economics and Pace University where he earned his MBA. He served in the army reserve during the Vietnam War in the transportation corps. 

Working for more than 50 years starting at a young age in his father’s furniture store, Allan went on to work in a variety of industries including law, consumer products, pharmaceuticals and insurance, holding several executive-level positions throughout his career. 

Allan volunteered with the Salvation Army - Borden Avenue Veterans Shelter and the Catholic Medical Mission Board. He took great pride in helping veterans obtain employment, attaining a stellar record for job placement. 

An avid collector, he would regularly frequent tag sales, flea markets, and yard sales. A handyman, one of his favorite pastimes was helping out with projects at his children’s homes.

Allan was a 9/11 survivor working in the South Tower of the World Trade Center. He worked tirelessly with the families of victims and survivors as well as playing a key role in helping his company and employees rebuild and recover from the disaster.

Allan was more than a father; he was a best friend, mentor, and hero. No words can describe the entirety of what he meant to those who loved him.  

A visitation will be held in memory of Allan on Monday, November 27, 2017, from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Frederick J. Chapey & Son’s Funeral Home, 20 Hicksville Road, Bethpage, New York, 11714.