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Rachael Lee Van der Eerden

Rachael Lee Van der Eerden

Friday, June 2nd, 1967 - Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
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Obituary

Rachael Lee Van Der Eerden, age 53 years of Joppa, MD died at 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, MD. She was the wife of Dennis Van Der Eerden, marrying on December 28, 1995.

Born in Camp Lejeune, NC on June 2, 1967, Rachael was a daughter of Harold L. and Ida Lee (Eichman) Eck of Jarrettsville, MD. She lived in several states growing up and graduated from Central Cambria High School in Ebensburg, PA. Rachael later attended Towson State College, now Towson University. She loved antiques, and was talented in restoration. Rachael especially enjoyed restoring Teddy bears. She focused her life on her family, extended family and her beloved animals.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by;
Three children
George C. Bryant and his wife, Hayleigh of Airville, PA
Lillian K. Bryant and her fiancé, Shawn Riley of Delta, PA
Rosalie A. Zell and her husband, Shane of Delta, PA

Four grandchildren
Delylah Bryant, Payton Bryant, Harold Riley and Watson Zell

One sister
Regina E. Eck of Boise, ID

A visitation will be held on Saturday, October 24 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Harkins Funeral Home, 600 Main St., Delta, PA

At 1 p.m. a time of remembrance will begin.

Contributions to the Defenders of Animal Rights, Inc., 14412 Old York Rd., Phoenix, MD 21131 in Rachael’s memory would be appreciated.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location
    Harkins Funeral Home
    Address
    600 Main Street
    Delta, PA 17314
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Harkins Funeral Home
    Address
    600 Main St.
    Delta, PA 17314
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Pat and Mike Matrishin and David Eck

Posted at 12:51pm
In loving memory of our niece, Rae, who was taken from us much too soon.

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Kim Smith, Lisa Baston, Chris Causey

Posted at 02:21pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
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Michael Weigman

Posted at 10:22am
Dennis, what a beautiful family with such fond memories caught on film. Cherish those times and Rachael will live on forever.
You will feel her in every hug, every smile, every tear and every celebration, You will be touched by her breath with the winter wind, you will be warmed by her smile with every summer sun you will remember her with every changing leaf in the fall and every blooming flower in the spring . As the seasons change so do our lives but are memories are etched in our heart. My deepest condolences to you and your family. May you celebrate your life together and embrace every memory with your family. Until you meet again. God Bless
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Mary Ray Eichman

Posted at 03:01pm
You are in my thoughts.
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Peggy (Hunt) Heary

Posted at 06:27am
Rachael attended high school in Springville, NY, and was a member of Theatre Workshop. This was much more than a class or club; we were a family, and Rachael was a talented, beloved part of that family❤ I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My deepest sympathy to her family.😓
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