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Jessica Lee Van Dyke

  • Birth 1 Jan 1974 Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
  • Death 6 Apr 1987 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Section 3 Lot 19-B1
  • Memorial ID 62773614



JESSICA LEE VAN DYKE
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




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  • Added: 10 Dec 2010
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jessica Lee Van Dyke (1 Jan 1974–6 Apr 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62773614, citing Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Rachelle Z (contributor 46815898) .