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Albert E. Dyckes

1930 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Albert E. Dyckes Obituary
Albert E. Dyckes, 82, of Columbus, entered into eternal rest Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.
Mr. Dyckes was born April 14, 1930, in Fairport Harbor. He was a 1948 graduate of Fairport Harbor High School, where he was inducted into the high school hall of fame. Al attended, played football and completed his degrees in education and liberal arts at Bowling Green State University. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. After teaching high school social studies, he became the deputy director of the Ohio Department of Health in 1963. Al served as an associate coordinator of the Ohio Regional Medical Program at Ohio State University. Al served as the deputy director of the Mid-Ohio Health Planning Federation where he aided in the enactment of the first training standards for EMT's and paramedics. He became the senior vice president for the Ohio Hospital Association where he worked with both the federal and state governments. The OHA annually selects the Albert E. Dyckes Healthcare Worker of the Year Award. Al was a leader and supporter of education. After his service on the Board of Trustees for BGSU, OHA founded the Albert E. Dyckes Health scholarship fund at BGSU awarded each year. His own awards include the BGSU 100 Most Prominent Alumni and the Ohio Hospital Association Distinguished Service Award. Al was a member of the Ohio Commodores, Delta Upsilon, Phi Delta Kappa, Commission on Interprofessional Education and Practice, American Diabetes, Association, Ohio , Ohio Diabetes Task Force, Ohio Rural Development Partnership, Ohio Public Health Association, PROBUS Columbus Club, American Public Health Association, American Society for Professional Administration, BGSU Alumni Association, BGSU Falcon Club, U.S. Navy League-Columbus Chapter, The American Association of Retired Persons, the Pasta Fagioli Golf Group, and he was also a longtime member of St. Christopher Catholic Church in Columbus.
Al loved to travel, socialize, and never met a stranger. He will be remembered by many at Paul's 5th Avenue, Bob Evans, Cracker Barrel and Giant Eagle Pharmacy. Al was a wonderful father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by his family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sheila Ann (Crowley) Dyckes; granddaughter, Jennifer Dyckes; parents, Arthur Dyckes and Julia Culver Dyckes Young; and brother, Warren. Al will be missed by his loving sons, James (Brenda), David (Aida), Thomas (Mary), Stephen, and Robert (Crystal) Dyckes; grandchildren, Erin, Natalya, Andrew, Connor, Jason, Ethan, Brittany, and Alexis; great-grandson, Trevor; sisters, Mary Morton and Audrey Findley; sisters-in-law, Mary Honor (Arnie) Rivin, Arlene Dyckes and Ellen Holmboe; and many nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at St. Christopher Catholic Church, 1420 Grandview Ave., Columbus. Msgr. John K. Cody will be the celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Al's memory to the BGSU Foundation Inc., Albert E. Dyckes Healthcare Scholarship, Mileti Alumni Center, Bowling Green, OH 43403; 300340 in the memo line.
To share memories of Al, visit www.schoedinger.com. Arrangements entrusted to Schoedinger Midtown Chapel, 614-224-6105.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Oct. 15, 2012
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