A former Bergen County Freeholder who owned a business in Wyckoff for 29 years, died Tuesday, according to his obituary.
J. William "Bill," Van Dyke, 76, died “peacefully while surrounded by his family,” his Vander Plaat Funeral Home obituary notice says.
The lifelong Midland Park resident owned Radiation Systems, Inc. in Wyckoff for 29 years before his retirement in 2001, and was a member of the Faith Community Christian Reformed Church in the township.
Throughout his life, Van Dyke served in many volunteer and political capacities, including President of the North West Bergen Regional Health Commission, Councilman and Mayor of Midland Park, Bergen County Freeholder, North Jersey Transportation Authority in Newark, Bergen County Planning Board, Chairman of the Bergen County Highway Safety Advisory Committee, Board Member of Bergen Pines Hospital, Member of the Executive Committee of the Bergen County Work Force Advisement Board, Chairman of the Highway Safety Advisory Committee, and various other positions within Midland Park.
The Van Dyke family will receive family and friends at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the Faith Community CRC in Wyckoff at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Family members are asking mourners to send memorial contributions to the Eastern Christian School Association, 50 Oakwood Avenue, North Haledon, NJ, 07508 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675, in lieu of flowers.