Kathleen Marie Van Dyke (nee Simek) of South Kingstown, Rhode Island died in Rhode Island on February 1. Mrs. Van Dyke moved to Rhode Island from Sag Harbor and as a child lived in Queens where she attended Incarnation School and St. Michael’s.
She was a caregiver to many her whole life and her family said that her free spirit, kindness, and unconditional love made the world a better place.
She is is survived by her husband Chris Van Dyke, son Justin Waranis, daughter-in-law Jody and grandchildren Lance, Luke and Livy. She is also survived by her mother, Gloria Simek, and siblings Ray, Mary, Jill, Fran and Joanie. She was predeceased by her sister Georgia and brother Jeff.
Her family added that everyone who met Kathleen loved her and she will be dearly missed by all, especially her mom, her siblings, nephews and niece. Memorial service will be at St. Andrew’s RC Church, Sag Harbor on February 11 at 11 a.m.