Leslie Wilburn Van Dyke, Jr., 65, of Galveston, passed away Friday, August 7, 2009, at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster.
His family will receive visitors after 5:00 pm, Tuesday, August 11th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary will be held at 6:00 pm.
Leslie was born November 17, 1943, in Galveston, Texas. He graduated from Ball High School and served in the US Marine Corp. Leslie worked for over 10 years in computing at City Hall before beginning his career in security at Moody Gardens, where he worked for 21 years. Leslie was a 15 year member of the Galveston Jaycees. He was an excellent marksman, gun collector, and bowler.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie Wilburn and Alice Patricia Hermann Van Dyke.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki Diaz Van Dyke; daughter, Tina Sullivan and husband, Homer; stepdaughter, Regina Diaz; grandchildren: Jessica and Ashley Sullivan, Nicole Lujan, and Daniel and Chris Portillo; sister, Sharon Layhe; nephews, William and Leslie Layhe; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Honorary pallbearers will be Sandy Dugey, Oscar Ochoa, Dave Yeaman, and Brian Stidhem.
Memorials in Leslie’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.