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In memory of Steven John Van Dyke

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Steve died January 8th, 2012 at Cornerstone Hospice in Orlando, after a brief illness. He was 69 years young. The inurnment was private.

Steve was born to Virginia and Carleton Van Dyke, November 19, 1942, in Sioux City, Iowa. The oldest of three children, he attended high school at Shattuck Military Academy in Minnesota. He received a Business degree from the U of Colorado at Boulder in 1965 and served two years in the Army at Fort Bliss, Texas. His business career included management positions with Crocker Bank and Shaklee Corporation in California and Oklahoma. He was an independent management consultant for many years in Atlanta and retired to Orlando in 2001. He served as Board VP, Cypress Woods, in Orlando for several years. His passions were cars, skiing, cycling, golf, reading, and family.

Steve is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, the former Bonnie Perkins, of Orlando, along with five married children and nine grandchildren. He is further survived by his twin sisters Vivian McCullough and Mary Sloan, both of Denver, two nieces and two nephews.

Steve and Bonnie were confirmed at the All Saints Church in Winter Park. A memorial service and celebration of life are planned.

Please join us in a cause very close to our hearts...

Our family has been deeply affected by pancreatic cancer. Steven had an aggressive form, diagnosed on Dec 6, 2011, as stage 4, that had already compromised his liver. He died under hospice care 5 weeks after the diagnosis. He had a full physical on Nov 15th with no recognizable problems. He was only 69. We want to help with prevention and early diagnoses research, so other families have hope and will not suffer from this awful disease.

Did you know that pancreatic cancer is the nation’s fourth leading cancer killer? Worse yet, unless it is found early when it can be surgically removed, there is no cure. Yet, there are no tests to find it early. How can this be?

We have had enough. We've decided to make a difference by creating a fundraising page to support The Lustgarten Foundation. The Foundation was created to find better treatments and a cure for pancreatic cancer.

Please support us with a tax-deductible donation to The Lustgarten Foundation. Your donation will help give pancreatic cancer patients a fighting chance.
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DateMessageAuthor
1/2/2014Merry Christmas and Happy New Year with the Angels, my Prince. Love, CinderellaBonnie
12/3/2013Steve, Jim and I think about your monthly visits to us-you happily sleeping on our huge couch after we all discussed politics from China to the US,loving the hot pizza and enjoying the cold Chardonay. Gee, Steve we miss you much, and I miss our mean game of Words with Friends.Susan and Jim Marks
11/21/2013Mom & Steve were very close. When it came time to discuss how she wanted friends to pay there respects, there was no hesitation in selecting this foundation for donations. She was devastated by Steve's early passing and urged investing in this important research rather than cut flowers gone in just days. We couldn't agree more. There both together fnow, laughing and joking as they always did. God has blessed them both.Lynn & Jim Scott
11/20/2013In memory of Mary (Van Dyke) Scott, such a wonderful aunt to Steve, Mary, and me.Vivian
11/15/2013Happy Birthday with the Angels, My Prince. I miss you so. I know you left a lovely Fall maple leaf on the walkway for me yesterday. We always loved them. Maple trees don't grow in this neighborhood and there it was - just a single leaf - all covered with dew. Thank you. Love, CinderellaBonnie
1/3/2013Merry Christmas with the angels, My Prince. Love, CinderellaBonnie
11/12/2012Happy Birthday with the angels, My Prince. All my love, CinderellaBonnie
4/16/2012I hope Steve's grandchildren know how much he loved them. He told me about them once and hearing his words warmed my heart. He obviously enjoyed being a grandfather. .... Those kids were much loved. :)Vicki Spaan
3/4/2012I am greatly saddened to know that such a fine man has left us. Even though I am a first-cousin, I only had the pleasure of meeting Steve once. He was kind, cheerful, and showed a great interest in others. I am blessed that I had the opportunitiy to meet him at a family gathering and so I have a clear picture in my mind of what a wonderful person he was. God Bless all those he left behind.Nancy Van Dyke-Dickison
2/26/2012I miss my grandpa a lot, and love him very much. I love thinking about the times we shared like gojng to the beach, and watching him play Call of Duty with my dad. We used to write on sheets at our beach house, and take long walks on the beach and collect shells. I love him with all of my heart, and he will be missed very much.Lexi Perkins
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Raised:$16,775.00
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