1921 - 2019 (98 years)
||Margaret Briggs |
||13 Apr 1921
||Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, USA
||22 Aug 2019
- Obituary: VAN DYCK, Margaret B. Margaret “Peggy” (Briggs) Van Dyck of West Hartford, Connecticut, and Bolton Landing, New York, died peacefully on August 22, 2019, gracious and dignified to the end. She leaves behind two daughters, Louise Van Dyck Shipway and Emily Van Dyck Frederick, three grandchildren, Claire Frederick Van Dyck (Brandon Van Dyck), James Bevier Frederick, David Emmet Shipway and scores of loving nieces and nephews, especially Elizabeth Van Dyck Beatson (Steven) of Colchester, Connecticut.
Margaret was born on April 13, 1921, in Schenectady, New York, graduating from Nott Terrace High School (Schenectady). She was a member of the Wellesley College Class of 1943, majoring in History. While at Wellesley, she was recruited for on-campus training in cryptography, but ultimately decided she would prefer to “win the war in the classroom,” and became a teacher.
After college, Margaret spent five years teaching at the Brantwood School for Girls in Bronxville, New York. In 1948, she married David H. Van Dyck and they spent ten wonderful years teaching at Storm King School in Cornwall-On-Hudson, New York. In 1959, they moved to Connecticut, where Margaret worked in the book department at G. Fox & Co. in Hartford, then at Suburban Pharmacy in West Hartford, while spending summers at Lake George in upstate New York. Over the years, she volunteered at the Red Cross, the UConn Health Center and Literacy Volunteers and was a docent at the Hyde Museum in Glens Falls, New York.
Margaret will be remembered for her quiet intelligence, understated humor, social awareness and love of reading. She was a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees, undeterred by a houseful of Red Sox fans.
Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lake George Land Conservancy, LGLC.ORG. or Wellesley College.
||Van Dycks | Ancestors and descandants of Louis B Van Dyck II
||13 Sep 2019 |