Harvey J. Vanderlyn Jr., a lifelong resident of Brewster, NY, died on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. He was 92 years old.
Born on March 22, 1926, in Yonkers, NY, son of Harvey and Estelle (Nodine) Vanderlyn. Harvey was graduated from Brewster High School and honorably served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
Harvey married the love of his life, Mary Emma Cessna on April 29, 1945, in Bedford, PA. They were blessed to be married for 73 wonderful years.
Harvey was a longtime Insurance man, first working with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company as an insurance agent in Danbury, CT for 30 years before retiring and further working as an investment advisor with Hudson Heritage in Croton- On-Hudson, NY.
Harvey was a member of the VFW Post 672 in Brewster. He was a member of Gideons International and the Bedford Community Church here he served upon many different boards through the years as well as a church elder. Harvey was an avid golfer, reader and enjoyed working around his yard.
Besides his wife Mary Emma, Harvey is survived by his son James Vanderlyn and his wife Paula of Katonah, NY, and his daughter Susan Peacock and her husband Darrick of Huntersville, NC. His brotherinlaw Philip Moncuse of Brewster; 5 grandchildren, James, Courtney, Amy, Abigail and Michael, 4 great grandchildren, Kristen, Allison, Gregory and Mason. Harvey was predeceased by his sisters, Doris Vanderlyn and Florence Moncuse.
A memorial service will be held after the first of the new year at the Bedford Community Church. A private cremation will be held at this time. Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY will be assisting the family with the funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Harvey’s memory may be made to the Bedford Community Church, 160 Bedford Center Rd., Bedford Hills, NY 10507 AND/OR The Gideons International, C/O The Gideons International Processing Center, PO Box 97251, Washington DC 20090-7251.