John Dal­las Van Dyke

Cecil Whig - - OBITUARIES & LOCAL -

John Dal­las Van Dyke, of Sel­byville, DE, passed away May 21, 2016. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 23, 1933 to Guy Quin­ton and Har­ri­ett Van Dyke, John is sur­vived by his wife An­dree Van Dyke of Elkton, MD and chil­dren; Chris­tine (Rus­sell) Miller of Ris­ing Sun, MD, Geral­dine (Robert) Long of Ch­e­sa­peake Beach, MD, Al­bert Van Dyke, of Charlestown, MD, and Steve (Kim­berly) Van Dyke of Mil­ford, DE, and his sis­ter, Dora Kay Han­son of Boone, Iowa, grand­sons Shawn (Wendy) Miller, Shane (Tara) Miller, Robert (Melissa) Long III, Michael (Me­gan) Long, Kyle Van Dyke, and his great­grand­chil­dren, nieces and neph­ews. He was pre­ceded in death by grand-daugh­ter Dawn Long Hill, and daugh­ter-in-law Carolyn Baugh­man.

John served his coun­try in the U.S. Army at sev­eral lo­ca­tions dur­ing his ca­reer, from 1953 un­til re­tire­ment in 1974. Among them, he served in France, where he met An­dree and was mar­ried. He served two tours in Viet­nam re­ceiv­ing nu­mer­ous com­men­da­tions, in­clud­ing a Pur­ple Heart. Af­ter re­tire­ment from the U.S. Army, he was a ma­chin­ist and fab­ri­ca­tion in­struc­tor for many years at Aberdeen Prov­ing Ground and Edge­wood Ar­se­nal, MD. John en­joyed Scout­ing and was an ac­tive leader with his sons and grand­sons for many years.

John sup­ported the Anatomy Gift Reg­istry and the fam­ily will sched­ule and an­nounce ser­vices in July for John’s in­tern­ment at Delaware Vet­er­ans Memo­rial Park in Bear, DE.

Memo­ri­als may be made in John’s name to Honor Flight Net­work, at Honor Flight, Inc., 300 E. Auburn Ave., Spring­field, OH 45505 or on­line at Honor­



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