Obituary for Edwin J. Van Deventer
VAN DEVENTER, Edwin J.
of Horseheads passed away on Tuesday evening, September 26, 2017 at the age of 87. Edwin was born, August 11, 1930 in Lindley, NY, a son to the late Eugene and Charlotte Swartout Van Deventer. Ed is preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Lois I. Van Deventer; daughter, Kathy D’Arminio and his siblings, Ronald and Joyce. He is survived by his children, Edwin R. (Sheri) Van Deventer and Sue (Ed) Ungvarsky; grandchildren, Stacey (Ed), Katie (Mike), Kara (James), Natalie(Matt), Kristopher (Vanessa), Amanda (Ryan), Katrina (Dan), Brian (Caitlyn), and Kyle(Carrie); great grandchildren, Victoria, Gianna, Antonia, Eddie, Madelyn, Jordan, Andrew, Lexi, Alexa, Brianna, Devon, Derek, Jamison, Logan, Kingston and Ava; son-in-law, Angelo D’Arminio; special friend and companion Doris McCarthy and several extended family members. Ed managed several gas stations in the area, worked construction with his brother and finished his career as a sexton of the North Presbyterian Church for 23 years. He also volunteered for several years with Meals on Wheels & RSVP. Ed filled his life with many interests. Flying, square dancing, bowling, working with horses, auto mechanic, traveling, playing euchre, and his favorite: enjoyment of family get together's. He was a people person. Being in the center of conversations was his specialty. With such a broad knowledge of sports, local history, and current events, he knew how to keep your attention. Dad loved his family with great passion. His presence at the head of the table will be greatly missed. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan’s Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 10AM-12PM with his Funeral Service to follow with Pastor Dan Barner. He will be laid to rest at Maple Grove Cemetery alongside his wife immediately following. The family will provide their own flowers or those wishing to remember Ed, donation envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Condolences and words of comfort may be expressed at Edwin’s Book of Memories at www.sullivansfuneralhome.com