Alison VanDyke


Alison VanDyke passed away at home while surrounded by her family on Friday, June 25, 2021. She was born in Schenectady, NY on June 25, 1962. Alison graduated from Middleburgh High School and continued her education by earning a B.S. degree in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from Springfield College.

Alison spent her professional time as a case manager, helping those with disabilities. In order to know Alison, you must know about her love for the outdoors and being active, her favorite of all being road biking with her friends. Alison’s other passions included hiking with friends and family (only if they could keep up with her), kayaking, cross country skiing and running with her beloved dogs at the Saratoga State Park. When Alison wasn’t outside, she was happiest spending time with her family and friends and reading.

Alison was a devoted wife and mother, who was taken from us far too soon. She leaves behind her beloved husband Bruce, of 28 years and their children, Matthew and Griffen; along with her father, Maurice VanDyke(Karen); her mother, Ilse VanDyke; sisters, Kristal Van Dyke (Brian Trombley), and Tracey Delaney (Mike).

A celebration of life will be planned in the near future with family and friends.

Guest Book

Steve Lawlor

Bruce, I am sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife Alison. May she rest in peace.

Denean M.

Bruce,

I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you, the boys, and all of Alison's loved ones.

David Wilkinson

Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. My thought are with you at this most difficult time.

David Wilkinson
Schenectady
(MYC)

Jeffrey Almy

My deepest sympathy to all of the family. Alison was always so full of energy and fun to be around.

Mayfield Yacht Club Friends and Members

To P.C. Maurice and family,
The Mayfield Yacht Club sends you our deepest sympathy in the loss of your daughter, Alison.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mayfield Yacht Club-Sunshine

Gerry and Karen Lefebvre

To the family of Alison Van Dyke,
We send our deepest sympathy in the loss of your wife, mother and daughter. We hope the fond memories you all shared regarding her life with you will soften the sadness you are experiencing at this time. May your family experience peace, joy and love during this difficult time.
May Alison rest in peace.
Gerry and Karen Lefebvre

Stacey O'Brien

I knew Alison for a few years, as a coworker. In that short amount of time I knew she was a special person and I always loved how she approached life. She was funny and caring. I will miss her. May your family find peace in her memory that lives with all of us that knew her.
God Bless

Joe&Terry Pitoniak

Dear Maurice and family, we are deeply saddened by your tragic loss. Thoughts and prayers for you.

David and Wendy Ashline

So Sorry to hear this news. Our hearts go out to you. There are no words.

Lisa Higgins Foster

I am so very sorry for your immense loss. Alison was a bright light to everyone who knew her. All of my high school memories of Alison have her smiling and laughing along with friends and teammates. Sending condolences, hugs and prayers to Bruce and all of your family.

Susann Getsch

Bruce and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I will remember and miss Alison for the rest of my life, as she was so central to my son's success in life and was an amazing friend to me.
My prayers are with you all,
Susann

Julie and Erich Borden

We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for your hearts to be at peace during this difficult time. We are always here for you if you ever need anything.
Love,
Erich and Julie Borden

The Evans Family

Alison was one of my daughter’s (Abby Evans) biggest advocates. She helped our family navigate the complicated world of living with a disability. She was an educator, a supporter, a leader and a friend. Our Abby passed away peacefully early morning 6/26/21 and our family finds comfort believing Alison was there with Abby. We feel so blessed to have had Alison in our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
-The Evans Family

Emily Paszko

Alison took care of my sister and our family. She was an excellent listener and a major advocate. I will not forget what she did for my family. She will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to her family. I will be praying for her.

Kim Haley

My sincere condolences to the family. I'm so sorry for your loss. She was such a vivacious person always upbeat and fun to be around. I so enjoyed working with her. May she now rest easy and your memories bring you peace.

Raychel Brown and Olivia Parker

Alison was an absolutely amazing person. She went above and beyond for her job. She was my disabled cousins care manager and she was always there to help with anything we needed. She was such an inspiration. We are so blessed that we had the chance to know her. I have never known someone to give their all and care so much about their work. She will be missed very much. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Karen MacWatters

Alison was an amazing sister in law. She was perfect for my brother, who has had a crush on her since high school. I admired her for so many reasons, from her athleticism to the great mom she was to Matt and Griffen. I couldn’t ever keep up with her in road races, and dared hit the mountain bike trails with her once, only to get my butt seriously kicked. I will never forget her laughing hysterically at me after a stream and some big rocks had their way with me after she sailed through them effortlessly. Alison also hosted an awesome family Thanksgiving every year and loved great conversation at these gatherings. The holiday will never be the same without her. I feel such gratitude for having had her in my life. My heart goes out to Bruce, who was a rock while Al battled her illness. He will forever be my hero.

Meaghan and Shrayn

Alison will be sure missed she is such a great person I was so glad I got to know her. She always knew how to bring a smile on your face

Alicia Quirk

I was so sad to hear about Alison. We spent so much time together when her boys were younger. We had so many talks together as we were navigating our way through raising our boys. Alison taught me to cross country ski and no, I definitely could never keep up! She and I shared a love for dogs. Chewy and Molly were my buddies! I have SO many fond memories of our time together. Al, you have left us all too soon. I will miss you. Bruce you are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to Matt and Griffen. Also my condolences to Krystal and the rest of the family.

Patty Paduano

So many wonderful memories, kayaking, hiking, crazy fun races we have done together and so many laughs. I will miss you Alison. One thing that I will always remember is how Alison celebrated life passionately and always did what she loved! Rest In Peace my dear friend, My deepest sympathies for Bruce, Matt and Griffey.

Gail Setlock

Alison was taken from us too, too soon. I will miss her terribly - our friendship, hiking, biking, and kayaking together. We had so many fun times and lots of laughs over the years. Bruce, Matt, and Griffen you have been, and will continue to be, in my thoughts and prayers.

Holly Klingenberg

I am so saddened to hear this news. I have so many fond memories of Alison on the soccer sidelines over the years. I’m sorry we lost touch after the boys grew older. My thoughts and prayers go out to Bruce, Griffen and Matthew at this most difficult time, may your memories give you some peace.
Love,
Holly