Adrian K. vanGelder

Adrian K. vanGelder died Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at UPMC McKeesport. Born in McKeesport April 5, 1975, age 33. Of McKeesport, he was an assistant manager at Walmart in North Versailles and West Mifflin, and a social member of Fire Hall #2, West Mifflin. He enjoyed traveling and all sports, especially Penguins hockey and Steelers football.

Son of the late Willis Alfred vanGelder, he is survived by and will be truly missed by his mother, Soon-Rye Kim vanGelder of Clairton; sister, Yohlande Berube-Carbaugh of Colorado Springs, CO; brother, Alden M. vanGelder of McKeesport; a niece, Andrea vanGelder, and nephews, Jeremy vanGelder and Spencer Berube, and many wonderful friends.

Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132, Saturday, March 7, from 2-3 PM. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 3:00 PM. Private interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery.


The van Gelder family wants to relay their deepest appreciation to the family, friends, co-workers, and organization members for their support and sympathy on this difficult occassion. We will always cherish the pleasant memories and shared love for our son/brother, Adrian van Gelder. We never imagined that our brother touched so many lives in his short time among us. Our hearts are honored by the incredible attendance as well as the offering of comforting words of condolence. Please accept our sincerest gratitude.

Kindest regards,

The van Gelder Family