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Edward Hugh Van Dycke

September 21, 1960 ~ February 21, 2020 (age 59)

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Oklahoma / St. Johnsville - Edward Hugh “Eddie” Van Dycke was born September 21, 1960, in Little Falls, New York, to parents Howard and Dulcie Van Dycke. He left this life far too soon, February 21, 2020.

Eddie grew up in St. Johnsville, NY, and graduated from St. Johnsville High School in 1979. He served in the Army and National Guard as a truck driver. Following his serve, he continued his education at Oklahoma Christian University. He taught special education classes for several years before returning to his love of truck driving.

Eddie was a kind man; the sweetest in the world, according to his daughter. He put God first and then his family, church family, and friends. He loved everyone and enjoyed meeting new people. His faith and example inspired others to love God.

Eddie enjoyed fishing with his brother, Bubby. He visited New York to spend time with his family there, as much as possible. His favorite food was Rice-A-Roni. He would eat nothing with onions.

Eddie married the love of his life Fengying “Linda” Zhou in China, January 16, 2012, and also gained a beloved daughter, Yanwen “Carmen” Wei.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Helen and Delores Van Dycke and Carol Dillenbeck; and father-in-law Jisheng Zhou of China.

He is survived by his wife; daughter; siblings: Howard Van Dycke, Jr., Verna Allen & husband Larry, Elizabeth Mangold & husband Henry, Sarah Van Avery & husband Paul, and Jennifer Van Dycke & companion Jay Myers; several beloved nieces and nephews; and other family and friends.

Private graveside service will take place at Union Mills Cemetery in Broadalbin, NY at the convenience of his family.

Local arrangements are under the caring guidance of the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, (next to the Masonic Lodge), 20 Bridge St., St. Johnsville, NY.

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