I met Kuyk in 1958 when I was a junior at Classen High School and was working part-time for The Daily Oklahoman,for which he was assistant city editor. We worked together for much of the next seven years until I joined the Peace Corps. I have remembered him fondly over the decades, primarily as a newspaperman who always had time for advice and assistance for young people. He was also a superior editor and a good friend to his co-workers. My condolences to Mrs. Logan and their family. Stephen H. Fisher, Oct. 7, 2014.
Like many others here, I owe my career and success to you, Kuyk. Thank you for the encouragement, straight advice, and laughs. I am a better person for knowing you.
KUYK ALWAYS LITE UP THE ROOM WHEN HE CAME INTO OUR OFFICE. HE MADE US FEEL GOOD ABOUT OUR DAILY ENDEAVORS. HE WAS VERY HELPFUL IN PRINTING AND A GOOD PERSON. WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIS POSITIVENESS AND CHEERFUL SPIRIT, NO MATTER HOW HE MAY HAVE FELT. HE IS MISSED.
Gail Hardwick (The Woodlands, Tx.)
I worked with Kuyk in the Oklahoma National Guard and at The Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times. It was rollicking fun. I respected him as a first-rate newsman and person. We have kept in touch each Christmas, but I never thought Christmas 2013 would be the last, Rest in peace, friend.
Kuyk and I shared the same mission in our work for The University of Texas in Houston, but it was clear that we never considered public relations on a par with newspaper work, and we often shared recollections from our newsroom experiences. I will miss hearing him, arriving at a meeting after it had started, announcing his arrival with, "All rise!" It was amusing because Kuyk was never puffed up, full of
himself or self-important, and for that reason if no other he stood out at the Medical School. We kept in touch though I had not seen him in almost 20 years. But I will miss him as if it were yesterday.