Gus Van Dyke

January 16, 1928 ‒ January 26, 2013

Delaware, Ohio

United States Air Force veteran, Gus Van Dyke, 85, of Delaware passed away Saturday evening January 26, 2013 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

He was born January 16, 1928 in West Virginia to Joseph Henry and Caroline Louise (Stiltner) Van Dyke.

Known for his white truck, he was nicknamed “White Devil” and he owned and operated Gus Van Dyke Trucking, hauling coal in the winter and stone in the summer. Later he went to work for Henderson Trucking. He then drove cab for the Delaware Cab Company for many years.

Left behind to cherish his memory is his wife of 12 years, Margaret (Mitchell); step son, Johnny Jacob of Delaware; step daughters, Brenda Fichter, Sheryl Wolf, Debbie Ward, and Brenda Scott, all of Delaware and Ruthann Teagardener of Thornville; numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a step son Ralph Jacob.

The family will receive friends on Thursday January 31st from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware.

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