That's just so cool. Mr Bridge was obviously a man loved and respected. It's nice to see a piece about life and people. Death is part of life and paying respects in such a thoughtful way says a lot about the life of the deceased and about the people paying those respects. You should all be proud of each other...it's good to be loved.
Photos: To honor LaVerne Bridge, pallbearers adopt his favorite clothing style
Submitted by Howard Owens on May 22, 2012 - 3:39pm
LaVerne "Vern" M. Bridge was a man known to enjoy working in his yard and being seen around town in work boots, blue jeans, suspenders and a baseball cap.
Today, at the Maple Avenue Cemetery in Elba, Bridge was laid to rest in his favorite attire while his pallbearers and some friends wore similar clothing in his honor.
The 84-year-old Oakfield resident was working in his yard at 6624 Fisher Road last week, apparently cutting down a tree, when the tree fell on him.
Pallbearers in the top photo are, from left, Joe Seweryniak, John Latko, Rob Warboys, Scott Mabon, Andrew Fowler and Roy Scroger.
For the full obituary of Bridge, click here.