Bronk E. VanSlyke - December 30, 2015

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New Baltimore Bronk E. VanSlyke, 87, passed away peacefully Wednesday December 30, 2015.  Bronk was born on the family farm where he lived and worked all his life.  He also retired after many years of service with the former Blue Circle Cement Co. in Ravena.

     Bronk was a member and very active in the New Baltimore Reformed Church.

     Bronk was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Doris Yoemans VanSlyke.  Survivors include his children, Daniel (Susan) VanSlyke, Eugene VanSlyke, James (Jennifer) VanSlyke, Jeffrey (Laura) VanSlyke and Mary Jane Boudreaux;  10 grandchildren;  13 great-grandchildren;  brother Edgar VanSlyke;  sister, Judy Starr.  Bronk was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Vera VanSlyke and his sister Hilda VanSlyke.

     Funeral services will be held 12 noon on Saturday, January 2nd at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.  Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the service on Saturday starting at 10 AM.

     Contributions in memory of Bronk may be made to the New Baltimore Reformed Church, PO Box 434, New Baltimore, NY 12124.