Carl E. VanDyke, 67, of Irwin, PA, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Excela Westmoreland Hospital. He was born Feruary 7, 1953 in Greensburg, Pa. Son of the late Howard Emerson and Florence Sager VanDyke. Carl was a graduate of Yough High School. Carl retired from Hackney Security, where he worked as a security guard for over 15 years. Carl loved the Pirates, baseball and was a huge fan of WWE wresting. He absolutely loved Elvis Presley and had a large Elvis Memorabilia Collection. He enjoyed traveling to FL to visit with his sister and her family. He loved playing with his great nieces and nephews as well as going to the beach. He is preceded in death by bother parents, one sister – Sharon Smalich and one brother – George W. VanDyke. He is survived by one sister – Katheryn Hatcher and husband Edwin of Deltona, FL, two nieces – Emily Smalich and Kristen Wekany, three nephews – Terry VanDyke, Leeland VanDyke and Chad Hatcher, several great nieces, great nephews and his loving companion Beekers, his cockatiel whom he adored. Friends will be received from 12 -2 pm and 4-6 pm on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. Rt 136 Madison, PA. Services will be held at 6 pm at the funeral home with Rev. Robert Green officiating. A private interment will be held Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Madison Union Cemetery in Madison, PA. The family would like to thank Carol Yurcisin for all the love and compassion showed to carl over the years.
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