Vernon Mitchell Camhi, 70, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at his home in Ponte Vedra, FL, after a long, hard fought battle with cancer. He was born on December 2, 1950, in Brooklyn, NY, to Lisa Danhi and Hyman Camhi. He graduated from Raritan High School in New Jersey in 1968. Starting in the formalwear business, Vernon’s passion for fashion led him to a lifelong career in men’s clothing. In 2002, he became a sales trainer for the Men’s Wearhouse, retiring in 2020. During this time, he impacted many lives. He not only gave opportunity to those who may not otherwise have had it, but he also shared his knowledge of business and sales and mentored his employees with compassion, integrity, and honor…a true mensch.
Vernon had a passion for life that will carry his spirit. He was always the sharpest dressed in the room and loved the finer things in life. He believed in working hard, making money, and having the absolute best of everything. He loved to travel, especially cruising. He enjoyed gambling, roulette was his game of choice always betting on 17 or 20. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing at the St. Augustine Pier or out on a deep-sea adventure.
After beating bladder cancer in 2001, he was later diagnosed with colon cancer in 2010. Despite receiving the best care possible from Mayo Clinic for the past 10 years, his arduous battle finally ended. He fought for every day, cherishing every moment, and never letting his disease darken his love of life. Vernon is survived by two daughters, Ashley Camhi, Tempe, AZ and Jenna Boig, Olney, MD; two grandchildren Lilah and Samuel Boig; two sisters Melissa Kuskin and Seri Dinome, both of Harrisburg, PA; two half-siblings Victor Bloodgood of NJ and Shula Ben-Avraham of FL; along with several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his loving wife Valarie, Ponte Vedra, FL and her parents Nancy and John Rubinic of Duncannon, PA.
A ceremony will be held at Ponte Vedra Valley Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 25, at 11:00 am. Services will be livestreamed and will begin directly below approximately ten minutes before the service.