Bom-Wrapper

Walter Van Dyke

Walter Van Dyke

Friday, June 28th, 1940 Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Walter Van Dyke, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Walter Van Dyke with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Obituary

Obituary for Walter J Van Dyke

VAN DYKE, Walter J. – 79, of Wyckoff passed away peacefully to be with his faithful Lord and Savior on October 9, 2019.
Born in Wallington he has lived in Wyckoff for the past 48 years.

Walter received his Bachelor’s Degree as a Mechanical Engineer and was Director of Contract Design with Foster Wheeler Corporation in Clinton, NJ. After a 43-year career with Foster Wheeler, Walter retired. He continued to consult with Foster Wheeler customers and vendors for several years subsequent to his retirement.

Walter was a very active member and Elder at Abundant Life Reformed Church in Wyckoff where he was a member of the choir and was Chairman of the Endowment Committee. Up until his passing, he served as President of the Midland Park Senior Crusaders. Walter was an avid golfer and loved cruising and traveled extensively.

Beloved husband of Gertrude “Trudy” (nee Hazekamp) Van Dyke of Wyckoff.
Devoted father of Cheryl Rozema and her husband Barry of North Haledon, NJ.
and Sharon Verney and her husband John of Sparta, NJ.
Loving grandfather of Justin and Jessica Rozema and Kaitlyn and Christopher Verney.
Dear brother of Terese J. Hensel of Millsboro, DE.
Walter is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”
- John 14: 1-3

The family will receive family and friends on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 4-8 pm at Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, 530 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11 am at Abundant Life Reformed Church, 475 Lafayette Avenue, Wyckoff.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Walter’s memory to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

To send flowers to the family of Walter J Van Dyke, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
Read Less

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 18th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home
    530 High Mountain Road
    FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, October 18th, 2019
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Abundant Life Reformed Church
    475 Lafayette Avenue
    WYCKOFF, NJ
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, October 19th, 2019
    11:00am

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Donations

Donations are being accepted for: ST JUDE CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSPITAL INC.

Subscribe to Updates

We encourage you to share any memorable photos or stories about Walter. All tributes placed on and purchased through this memorial website will remain on in perpetuity for generations.

Gestures of Sympathy

Tribute Wall

Private Condolence
Would you like to attach a photo to your condolence?
Information Security Department , Becton Dickinson, Allan and Janet Kukoski, and others have sent flowers to the family of Walter J Van Dyke.
Hand delivered by a local florist
Flowers
Information Security Department , Becton Dickinson, Allan and Janet Kukoski, and others have sent flowers to the family of Walter J Van Dyke.
Hand delivered by a local florist
ID

Information Security Department , Becton Dickinson

Our deepest sympathies ... Information Security Department Becton Dickinson
Flower Image

Memorial Flowers Purchased

Information Security Department , Becton Dickinson purchased flowers and planted a memorial tree for the family of Walter Van Dyke.
Comment | Posted at 06:59pm via Floral Arrangements
MG

Michael Garkawe

So sorry to hear about Walt’s passing. He was a life long friend and a truly good and kind person. We will miss him. I was lucky to have worked with him for over 40 years.
With fond memories
Michael Garkawe
Comment | Posted at 07:55pm via Condolence
AK

Allan and Janet Kukoski

With heartfelt condolences, Walt was always available to advise me during my engineering career at Foster Wheeler. Allan Kukoski
Flower Image

Memorial Flowers Purchased

Allan and Janet Kukoski purchased flowers for the family of Walter Van Dyke.
Comment | Posted at 07:25pm via Floral Arrangements
VD

Victor, Melanie, Dawn, Bill & Danny

With Loving memories of Uncle Walt.
Flower Image

Memorial Flowers Purchased

Victor, Melanie, Dawn, Bill & Danny purchased flowers for the family of Walter Van Dyke.
Comment | Posted at 08:37pm via Floral Arrangements
DN

Debbie Van Noordt

May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Comment | Posted at 05:49pm via Condolence
Loading...

Benefits to Ordering Flowers Through Heartfelt Sympathies

Send Beautiful Flower Arrangements

Ordering through us helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship. Through this service, a card with a picture of your selection will be included so you are able to leave a longer message of support to the family with your thoughtful gesture. Also included is a photo of your arrangement and message which will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website.

The Heartfelt Sympathies Difference:
  • Your flower arrangement will be hand-delivered by a local florist.
  • Choose to send to the service, funeral home, or family's home.
  • Your selected arrangement will be archived in this memorial tribute website in perpetuity.

Why light a candle?

This is why you should light a candle..

Honoring A Life: A Thoughtful Gesture with Global Benefits

Memorial Trees by Honoring A Life

When you choose to have a memorial tree planted for your loved one, you are doing more than simply putting a plant in the ground. You are making a long-term commitment to the environment, and implanting the memories of your loved one in our planet for countless years to come. A memorial tree is a unique tribute that provides global benefits like no other gift could.

What You Receive:
  • A memorial tree planted in the area of greatest need, according to the planting schedule of the American Forests Organization and the Canadian Institute of Forestry.
  • A memorial card to be sent to your home or a person of your choosing which demonstrates the gift you have given.
  • Your name and message listed in this online memorial, and on the honoringalife.org website. (See sample memorial)
Share by: