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Donald Van Dyne

Donald Van Dyne

May 5, 1938 February 4, 2020

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Obituary for Donald R. "Sonny" Van Dyne

Donald R. Van Dyne, 81

EAST LIVERPOOL – Donald R. Van Dyne, of Lisbon Street, passed away Tuesday morning, February 4, 2020 at the East Liverpool City Hospital after a sudden illness. He was 81.

Born in East Liverpool, May 5, 1938, he was a son of the late Donald and Eunice M. Chamberlain Van Dyne. A lifetime area resident, he worked at the former Crucible Steel Company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed wood carving, model trains and was an avid NASCAR fan. He was a member of the Friends Wood Carvers Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene Carole Seibert Van Dyne, on October 10, 2016. The couple married August 27, 1961. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Dalene Van Dyne-Higgins.

He is survived by two daughters: Donna Van Dyne of East Liverpool, and Darlinda Van Dyne-Burt of Essexville, Michigan; and three grandchildren: Laura Burt, Michael Burt and Dylan Van Dyne. A brother survives as well, Lewis Van Dyne of East Liverpool.

Friends may visit Friday afternoon and evening at the Dawson Funeral Home where the family will be present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Pastor Mark Blakeley will conduct a funeral service Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Friends may also visit one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Burial will be at Spring Grove Cemetery.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 7th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Friday, February 7th, 2020
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, February 7th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, February 7th, 2020
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, February 8th, 2020
    11:00am
    Officiant
    Pastor Mark Blakeley
  • Interment

    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 |
    Spring Grove Cemetery
    Lisbon Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Saturday, February 8th, 2020
  • Reception

    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 |
    Dawson Family Center
    220 West Fifth Street
    EAST LIVERPOOL, OH
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    Saturday, February 8th, 2020

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Sandy, Shirlene, Scott and family and Wayne & Karen Vernon have sent flowers to the family of Donald R. "Sonny" Van Dyne.
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Mary Lou Chamberlain Lomax

I’m sorry to hear of Sonny’s passing.
We always has a lot of fun whenever the family would get together. RIP Sonny
Comment | Posted at 04:29pm via Condolence
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Sandy, Shirlene, Scott and family

Remember that we love and care about you.
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Sandy, Shirlene, Scott and family purchased flowers for the family of Donald Van Dyne.
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Wayne & Karen Vernon

In Loving memory of Uncle Don we are thinking of you. Our sincere sympathy The Vernon Family, Karen&Wayne,Tricia&Jason, and Robert&Donna.
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Wayne & Karen Vernon purchased flowers for the family of Donald Van Dyne.
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Cheryl J Skinner, Military Veterans Museum

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Donald R. VanDyne, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Donald R. VanDyne, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
Comment | Posted at 05:18am via Condolence
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Kay Young

We are so very sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. Wish we could be there for moral support but know that we are thinking about you and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Love Kay and Mark Young
Comment | Posted at 10:58pm via Condolence
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