E. Stephen VanDusen

December 30, 2012       

ADAMS, N.Y.
 
  E. Stephen VanDusen, 73, Baldwinsville and formerly of Adams, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, at the Monroe Regional Hospital in Ocala, Fla.

Steve was born Dec. 11, 1939, in Little Falls, N.Y., a son to Everett and Clara VanDusen. He was raised in Palatine Bridge, NY, located in the Mohawk Valley, and graduated from Canajoharie High School. Steve continued his education at Harpur College (now SUNY Binghamton) for two years, transferring to Murray State University in Kentucky where he received his bachelors degree. He did graduate work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and earned his Masters Degree in Education Administration from St. Lawrence University, Canton.

In his early teaching years, Mr. VanDusen was the basketball coach at Sackets Harbor School, later becoming the basketball coach at Union Academy Belleville from 1970 to 1976. Steve then served as athletic director and principal at Indian River Central High School. Following his retirement from Indian River in 1989, Steve went back to coaching basketball as an assistant coach for one year at Canton College, three years at Jefferson Community College in Watertown and one year at Glenville State College in West Virginia.

"Coach" VanDusen enjoyed playing golf with friends and was an avid New York Yankees baseball fan.

Steve married Judy Fowler on Oct. 5, 1963, in St. Johnsville, N.Y. Mr. and Mrs. VanDusen have been winter residents of Summerfield, Florida, since 1999.

Steve is survived by his wife Judy and his daughter Shelly VanDusen, Baldwinsville, N.Y.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Beyers Funeral Chapel, Lady Lake, Fla. A memorial service will be held locally in the spring at a day and time to be announced.

Contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Syracuse, 2100 East Fayette St., Syracuse, NY 13224

An online guestbook and condolences may be made at www.carpenterstoodley.com.

Arrangements are with Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville. 






Information provided by Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.