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Jessica Lee Van Dyke
Birth: Jan. 1, 1974
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1987
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA

Age 13 years

First baby born in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1974. Born at 1:09 AM, weighing 6 lbs. 15 ounces.

Daughter of Christian Van Dyke and Caroline A. Heller.

Older sister of Jonathan and Cassidy Heller.

Step-daughter of Roger Heller and Christine Shihadeh.

Granddaughter of Richard Wayne "Dick" Van Dyke, Marjorie Willett Van Dyke, William and Mary North, and Dr. Milton and Rita Heller.

Great-granddaughter of former Senator Stephen M. Young (Democrat, Ohio).

Niece of Barry Van Dyke, Carrie Beth Van Dyke, and Stacy Van Dyke.

Grandniece of Jerry Van Dyke.

The week before her death she was set to make her acting debut in a principle role in her school's production of "Bye, Bye, Birdie". She enjoyed photography, choir, and creative writing. In 1986, she placed third in a national essay-writing contest sponsored by Cricket Magazine.

Died tragically when she contracted Reye's Syndrome after taking aspirin during a bout of chicken pox. She was only 13.

Memorial service was held 9 April 1987 at 3PM at Miller-Deutsch Memorial Chapel, Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Obituary appeared:

Cleveland Plain Dealer
9 April 1987
Death Notices
Page 17-E

Her birth was announced:
Dallas Morning News, 4 January 1987, with photo.

Aberdeen American News
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Wednesday, 2 January 1974
Page 11

See also:
The Plain Dealer
Cleveland, Ohio
8 April 1987

Lake View Cemetery
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 3 Lot 19-B1
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Record added: Dec 10, 2010
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Jessica Lee Van Dyke
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Grand-daughter to the great Dick Van Dyke. She had a wonderful career ahead of her. RIP
- Patricia Harrison
 Added: Sep. 24, 2015

- Breadlady45 from Chicago
 Added: Aug. 1, 2015

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