Eugene Van Dyke, 70

TV, electronics repairman

September 07, 2007

Eugene Curtis Van Dyke, a retired TV and electronics repairman, died of complications from an infection Aug. 30 at Cross Keys Village Brethren Home Community in New Oxford, Pa. The former longtime Sykesville resident was 70.

Mr. Van Dyke was born in Catonsville and raised in Pasadena and Glen Burnie. After graduating from Glen Burnie High School in 1955, he was an Army paratrooper and radio specialist.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Mr. Van Dyke worked for Himmelfarb Bros., then for Liberty TV, where he was a repairman and later manager.

In 1976, he established Eagle TV, which he operated until closing it in 1985.

Mr. Van Dyke, who earned a private pilot's license, liked to take weekend flying vacations with his family. He also was an avid builder and flier of radio-controlled model airplanes.

He was a former member of the Reisterstown Moose Club.

A memorial service was held Sunday.

A resident of New Oxford since 2004, Mr. Van Dyke is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Dorothy A. Ashman; a son, John M. Van Dyke of Crownsville; a daughter, Julie E. Steeper of Dover, Pa.; and two granddaughters.

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