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Lawrence "Larry" VanDyke

Lawrence “Larry” VanDyke

Westbrookville, NY

Mr. Lawrence “Larry” VanDyke of Westbrookville, NY and a lifetime resident of the area, died Monday, October 3, 2011 at Catskill Regional Medical Center. He was 55.

He was born August 17, 1956 in Monticello, NY the son of the late Lyle and Alma Racine VanDyke.

Larry married Julie Babcock 23 years go in Port Jervis, NY.

He worked as a Laborer for Tilcon, Inc. and was a member of the Laborers Local #17, Newburgh, NY.

A family statement read. Larry was an avid sportsman, loved to fish and play golf. Larry had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to tell jokes like, have you ever seen a “three legged chicken”…”frayed knot”. To know him was to love him.

Surviving are:
Wife: Julie Babcock VanDyke At home
Mother: Alma VanDyke St. Cloud, FL
Daughter: Holly VanDyke Westbrookville, NY
Sister: Linda Lacek Orlando, FL
Sister: Lois Strunk and her husband Russell Port Jervis, NY
Mother-In-Law: Doris Babcock Westbrookville, NY
Sister-in-law: Joann Black and her husband Dale Industry, ME
Sister-in-law: Jackie Babcock-Salin and her husband John Westbrookville, NY
Also several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews
Predeceased Sister: Lorraine VanDyke
Predeceased Father-In-Law: Ellsworth Babcock

There will be no visitation.

Funeral services will be private with a cremation at H.G. Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Westbrookville Fire Dept., PO Box 263, Westbrookville, NY 12785
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 31 W. Main Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771

Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 845.856.5191. To read the obituary on line or to send a condolence note to the family visit

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