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Richard VanWyk

March 5, 1927 — November 21, 2010

Richard R. VanWyk, 83, of Eaton, NYpassed away Sunday, November 21, 2010 at the Crouse Community Center, Morrisville.
He was born May 5, 1927 in Whitney Point, NY, a son of John and Marion Purcell VanWyk and was a graduate of Eaton High School in 1945. Richard proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. On November 28, 1957, he married Marion (Hallenbeck) Simmons in Schenectady, NY. Richard was a construction superintendent and carpenter for Guy F. Atkinson of San Francisco, CA until his retirement. Following that, he worked for Park City Builders of Hamilton, NY.
Mr. VanWyk was an active member of the Eaton Community Bible Church where he served as deacon, trustee and youth group leader. He was also a member of the Carpenters Union Local #120 of Utica; a former member of the Masonic Lodge, the Eaton Fire Department, and had served as Fire Commissioner.
Surviving are his wife, Marion; children, Ray and DeDe Simmons of Eaton; Patty and Alan Harris of Rochester; Kathy Simmons and Ginger Martin of DeRuyter; brother and sisters-in-law, William and Sandy VanWyk of Heber Springs, AR; Heidi VanWyk of Yardley, PA; grandchildren, Meagan and Yvonne Harris of Rochester; Joshua and Beth Harris of Hoboken, NJ; Amanda Simmons of Albany; Jessica Simmons of Morrisville; two great-grandchildren, Ryder and Connor Harris; several nieces and nephews. A brother, John VanWyk predeceased him.
In keeping with his wishes, funeral services and burial will be private.
There will be no calling hours.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Eaton Community Bible Church, Eaton, NY 13334; or to the Eaton Fire Department
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, Morrisville, NY.
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