Richard A. Van Dyck
- June 21, 2012
- Schenectady, New York
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Lake George Land Conservancy
Lake George, NY
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“We are saddened to hear about the loss of your Dad - I remember both of your parents as being so kind and gentle - your Mom planting flowers here on...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Roger & Kristine Lytle - NY
“I am going to miss Mr. Van Dyck very much like I do Mrs. Van Dyck and yet as with my memories of her I have many of Mr. Van Dyck. They were both so...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Susan Reid Parisi - Schenectady, NY
“Dear Van Dyke Family,
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I also am sorry I was unable to attend either service.
Looking back my memories are...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Bob mahoney - Schenectady, NY
“My thoughts are with you, such fond memories of life in the 70's!
4 of 9 | Posted by: Susan Read - Schenectady, NY
“I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Van Dyck's passing, he is one of the warmest men I have ever known. I have enjoyed the many summer days spent at the...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Heather Burke - London, UK
“Our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. Please take peace in knowing you Dad is happy with his beautiful bride in Heaven. He...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Karen and Chris Quinn and family
“Your Dad was such a cheerful & loving person. He always made us happy when he sang a song. I remember his great egg nog he made for one of our...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Denai & Gregg Markin - Wantagh, NY
“Dick was one of the kindest , sweetest man I have ever met.I will always have fond memories of the times our families spent together.
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8 of 9 | Posted by: Delores Markin - Wantagh, NY
“i will always remember your father for his kind and gentle manner, his sense of humor, his banjo playing and his camaraderie with my children! May...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Jackie Burke - Villanova, PA
Schenectady-Richard (Dick) Van Dyck, 86, of Schenectady, formerly of Niskayuna, died Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Kingsway Nursing Center with his loving family by his side.
Born in Schenectady, son of the late Louis Bevier Van Dyck and Marguerite Towle. Dick graduated from Nott Terrace High School, enlisted and served in the Navy in the Pacific Rim WWII as a Seaman First Class and attended Union College. He worked for the General Electric Company as a manager of Corporate Information Technology, retired in 1989. He was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend.
Dick was an avid golfer and a former member the Edison Club, loved spending his summers fishing at Lake George and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church and Rotary Club of Niskayuna. He married Nancy Killip, June 30, 1951, she predeceased him in August 2010.
He is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth (Stephen) Beatson of Colchester, CT; Katherine Van Dyck (Martin Herrera) of Wilmington, DE; Sarah (Daniel) Cole of Rexford, NY and Amy (Christopher) Markin of Wantagh, NY; three granddaughters, Colleen and Kerry Markin, Lizabeth (Daniel) Sorensen; three great-grandchildren, Ruby, Elke and Iver; his sister Margaret Fisher of Pattersonville, NYand brother David (Margaret) Van Dyck of West Hartford, CT and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sisters, Katherine Turney and Ann McLaughry and brothers, Louis, Peter and Phillip Van Dyck.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church. Calling hours will be Sunday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home, 1503 Union St., (at McClellan St.) Schenectady, for those who wish to call. Burial will be in the urn Garden at the Gerald B.H. Solomon, Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville at a later date.
Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, in memory may be made to the Lake George Land Conservancy.