Posted on Aug 15, 2008

Peter C. Van Dyke '38

Life Trustee Peter C. Van Dyck ’38 of Bolton Landing, N.Y., died Aug. 14, 2008, at Glens Falls Hospital. The former  resident of Scotia and Schenectady was 91.

Van Dyck, who attended both Union and Amherst, earned his degree from the latter.

After serving in the Army, he joined General Electric for a 30-year career in which he would rise to vice president of GE’s apparatus service division.

He served as a term trustee at Union from 1978 to 1988. He was named a life trustee in 1988, and trustee emeritus a year later. He was active on the Terrace Council and Friends of Union Athletics. He was also a committee member for Union’s national campaign in the 1980’s.

He and his wife, Caroline Kreuger Van Dyck, have four children.

Union relatives include a great-grandfather, Cornelius L. Van Dyck, Class of 1826; two brothers, David ’44, and Richard ’50; and a granddaughter, Sydnie Wells ’07.

A service will be Monday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, Bolton Landing. Calling hours are Sunday, Aug. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Regan and Derry Funeral Home, 53 Quaker Rd., Queensbury.

Arrangements are with Regan and Derry Funeral Home (792-1114).