Meadville Tribune

October 30, 2013

Gerald P. Van Dyke

Meadville Tribune

UNION CITY — Gerald P. Van Dyke, 55, of Union City died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Born March 3, 1958, in Union City, he was one of three sons of Paul and Pauline Shreve Van Dyke.

Gerald worked as a truck driver for Troyer Transportation for many years and also was a proud farmer, raising beef cows. He loved spending time with his two grandsons and was eagerly looking forward to his expected third grandchild.

Family members that precede him in death include his father, Paul Van Dyke; and his daughter, Ashley Yingling.

Gerald is survived by his mother, Pauline Kennedy of Vero Beach, Fla.; his son, Andrew Justin Van Dyke and his wife, Erin, of Waterford; two grandsons, Adonis Yingling and Colton Van Dyke; and two brothers, Raymond Van Dyke of Waterford, and Carl Van Dyke and his wife, Linda, of Vero Beach.

Friends will be received by the family on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut St., Waterford. A service will conclude the evening at 9 p.m.

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