Thomas Van Slyke - November 23, 2013

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RAVENA - Thomas Van Slyke (61) formally of Syracuse, NY passed away Saturday, November 23, 2013 in Ravena, NY.  Thomas was born in Utica, NY, July 3, 1952.  Tom was predeceased by his father William (Bill) Van Slyke, sister Patty Ann and brother Billy.

 

     He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother Gertrude Van Slyke;  2 sisters, Kathy (Denny) Ryan and Donna Diamond, all of Camillus, NY. He also leaves a son Bill Van Slyke of Massachusetts and daughter Candra Van Slyke, along with nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  He also leaves behind special friends Janine Harris and Ed Benoit, both of Ravena.

 

     Tom retired from CSX Railroad and also worked for Henderson-Johnson Company.

 

     Funeral services will be held 12 Noon Saturday, November 30, at Babcock Funeral Home, 19 Pulver Ave in Ravena,  NY 12143. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Leukemia Society, American Heart Association or a charity of your choice..