LAURINBURG, N.C. – Robert “Bob” Seeley Van Dusen, 89, of Laurinburg, North Carolina, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020.
Robert Seeley Van Dusen was born on Oct. 19, 1930, in Jefferson, to the late Donald W. Van Dusen and Florence Canfield Van Dusen. He was a devoted industrial arts teacher who loved all forms of creating and building. Robert began his teaching career in Chester, retiring from Washingtonville School District with more than 30 years of service. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Montgomery and of Faith Presbyterian Church in Laurinburg, North Carolina.
He loved the outdoors, hunting, hiking, canoeing and camping. He spent time researching his family genealogy and enjoyed sharing his memories of North Harpersfield. He will be remembered by all as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Klare Marsh Van Dusen and grandchildren, James G. Lowe, Jordan Seeley Van Dusen and Stephan R. Carroll.
Robert leaves behind his son, Robert L. Van Dusen (Marie) of Houston, Texas; daughter, Sandra L. Carroll (Joseph) of Clayton, North Carolina; sisters, Beverly Reed of Fort Pierce, Florida and Margaret Kingsbury of Georgetown, Texas; grandchildren, Rachel Lowe, Raymond Churchill, Christopher Churchill, Katherine Churchill, Matthew Churchill, Michael Carroll; and great-grandchildren, Gehrig Peddington, Sophia Lowe, Keegan Churchill, Madeline Churchill and Molly Churchill; along with a host of many nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorial donations are requested to be given in Robert’s name to Faith Presbyterian Church, 2220 Elm Ave., Laurinburg, NC 28352. No services are planned at this time. Services entrusted to Richard Boles Funeral Services.
Published in The Daily Star (Oneonta, New York) February 10, 2020
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