Westerlo-James VanDyke, 74, passed away on November 13, 2009 at his home after a brief illness, surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Catskill, NY, March 7, 1935, he was son of the late Marguerite (Van Dyke) Terrell and Jack Smith of Middleburgh, NY, and step-son of Harold Terrell of Summit, N.Y. Jim ran his own milk route business and he was also an Albany County Deputy Sheriff. Later he was a bus driver and head mechanic for Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School for 27 years. Jim was an avid hunter and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. James is survived by his loving wife and companion of 32 years Faye (Stahl) VanDyke. His children, Terry (Barry) Schinnerer of Knox, NY, James "Mike" VanDyke (Brenda) of Selkirk, NY. Cheryl "Sherry" VanDyke of Altamont, NY, William "Bill" ( Patty) VanDyke of Delanson, NY, step-son Stephen Townsend of Louisiana, 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grand children and his half-brother Harold ( Carrie) Terrell of Salem, NY, many sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a half-sister Belle Terrell of Summit, NY and grandson Peter McIntyre. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Thompson's Lake Reformed Church, East Berne, N.Y. A private interment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to Community Hospice of Albany County, NY or Thompson's Lake Reformed Church, East Berne, NY.