Harold L Van Dyke

April 11, 1937 - January 31, 2024
Harold L Van Dyke

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Harold Leroy VanDyke, age 86, of Wellsville, passed away peacefully at his Residence on January 31, 2024. He was born on April 11, 1937, in Hammondsville to the late Clifford and Eva (McVeigh) Van Dyke.

Harold dedicated over 30 years of his life as a self-employed construction worker. He took great pride in his work, showcasing his skills and craftsmanship in every project he undertook. His hard work and determination left a lasting impact on the community he served.

Outside of his profession, Harold had a deep love for nature and the outdoors. He especially loved  hunting and fishing, and was in the woods or at his favorite fishing spots as often as he could be. Above all, he most treasured the time he spent surrounded by his beloved family. Their presence brought him joy and fulfillment, and he made sure to create lasting memories with them.

Harold faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Army.  He was also a member of the  Port Homer Community Church in Toronto, where he sang in the Gospel Echoes Southern Gospel Quartet.

Harold is preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Eva Van Dyke, as well as his sisters, Verna Weaver and Gertrude Russell and brother, Curtis Van Dyke Sr

He leaves behind his devoted wife of 67 years, Helen Elaine (Martin) Van Dyke, whom he married on July 29, 1956. Their union was a testament to their unwavering love and commitment to each other.

Harold will be forever cherished by his daughter, Maria (Jeff) Ketchum, along with his grandchildren, Joe (Amanda)  Ketchum, Andrew (Katie) Ketchum, and Marlaina “Rosie”(Scott) Rogers. He will also be lovingly remembered by his great-grandchildren, Dominic Dalrymple, Jessie Ketchum, Madison Owens, Wyat Ketchum,Emmitt “Bo” Ketchum, Gracie Ketchum and Scotty Rogers.  He is also survived by his sister, Joyce Spicer, and sister-in-law, Karen Van Dyke

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 2, 2024 from 5PM-8PM at the MacLean Chapel of Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists, Riverside Avenue, Wellsville.  The funeral will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 11AM at the MacLean Chapel.  Harold will be laid to rest in Hammondsville Cemetery




Visiting Hours

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists- MacLean Chapel - Directions
Riverside Avenue Wellsville, OH
  • Friday, February 2, 2024
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Saturday, February 3, 2024
11:00 AM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists- MacLean Chapel - Directions
509 Riverside Avenue
Wellsville, OH 43968

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  • February 14, 2024
    Amanda Long says:
    I have known him since I was 6yrs old I basically grew up with his grandkids Joe and Andrew. I used to have dinner with them. I remember playing in the tree house across from their house. And just hanging out with them till I was 17. He was a wonderful man they were like family to me. It saddens my heart. My heart and love is with his family..

  • February 02, 2024
    Karen says:
    Rest in peace Harold. You were indeed a wonderful, caring neighbor. We will miss seeing you mowing your lawn , your gentle wave and kind smile. You will be missed. Terry & Karen Pinkerton

  • February 01, 2024
    Kelley Powell says:
    Elaine, praying for the peace that passes all understanding for your heart and soul. I can never remember seeing one of the two of you with out the other. Kelley and Kim Powell