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David N. Van Leeuwen, 63, of Valatie died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 at his home.
Born March 30, 1954 in Washington DC, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Nancy (Soderberg) Van Leeuwen. Dave was a graduate of Cornell University, majoring in Mathematics. He taught Math for 30 years and loved all things math. Dave was a member of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State and spoke often at their meetings. He had a math blog that was read by other math lovers around the world. Dave was a naturally curious person interested in learning almost anything. Being able to Google just about any piece of information made Dave very happy. He was an avid golfer, proud to have hit a hole-in-one, and was also a big fan of the NY Giants. Dave loved to travel, especially on cruises, and he and Louise traveled as much as possible. Dave loved dogs, and got great pleasure from his rescues.
He is survived by his wife Louise (Marks) Van Leeuwen; two sisters, Martha Van Leeuwen of Plattsburgh and Nancy Van Leeuwen of Bedford, N.H.; a brother, Donald Van Leeuwen of Plattsburgh and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours were held Saturday, August 12 at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, Contributions in Dave's memory may be made to the Kinderhook Library Capital Campaign, P.O. Box 293, Kinderhook, N.Y. 12106.
Published on August 14, 2017
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