AMerican Veteran 11

Bernard Nicholas Van Steyn

August 11, 1931 ~ May 22, 2020 (age 88)


Bernard Nicholas Van Steyn, 88, husband of June Van Steyn, of Summerville, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020.

A private Memorial Service was held at Parks Funeral Home. Interment will be private at a later date. \

Van was born on August 11, 1931 in Vineland, New Jersey. He was the son of Nicholas and Magdelina Van Steyn. Van was a Veteran of the United States Navy during the Korean conflict, A veteran of the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and worked for the civil service. He was a member of The Veterans Association. He was an avid square dancer and a member of The Swamp Stompers, Harmony Squares, Patio Promenaders, Plus Squares and A-Squares International Dancers Association. He was a SC Federation representative and served as a Representative for the National convention for three years. He danced throughout the United States and Canada. He was also an avid camper with Holiday Campers & The Good Sam Club. He was a member of the Charleston Rod & Reel club and served as a Master Gardener for 14 years volunteering at Cypress,Middleton and Magnolia Gardens and Boone Hill Plantation.

Van is survived by his wife, June Van Steyn; daughters, Lori Fox and Sharon Bunch; Step Children, David Decker, Angela Stice, Debra Evans and Leah Smoak; his sisters, Seine Scapalotta, Annie Reale, Betty Negre and Mary Farmacino. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, 130 West 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483.

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