John Andrew Van Slyke was born Nov. 23, 1999, in St. Louis, Mo., son of Daniel and Laura Van Slyke. John accelerated academically and had an exceptional memory. He loved to treat his siblings, by going to Grapevine Lake , surprise lunches and one on one time with his brothers and sisters. He was a loving son, grandson, brother and friend . John had such a loving and generous heart and truly accepted people for who they are. As a diligent worker, John worked many long hours at Panda Express in Roanoke.
Survivors include his parents, Daniel and Laura Van Slyke; siblings, Jerome Maximilian (10), Damian Augustine (6), Mary Magdalene (19), Mary Morningstar (15), Martha Bethany (14), and Josephine Felicity (8); grandparents, Roger and Charlene Van Slyke and Cherif and Sarah Faidi; uncle, Joel and Carrie Van Slyke; aunts, Kristina Van Slyke, Jessica and husband, Allen Vasut, Meriem Curtil and husband, Dimitri, Lisa Hardenbergh and husband, Evan; cousins, Ross, Jordan, Victoria, Lillian, Thomas, Luca, and Theo; and a host of loving family and friends.