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Peter Ferdinand Van Schaik

Aug 06, 1948 - Sep 21, 2020
Age : 72
Spring Hill, Florida

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Peter Ferdinand Van Schaik, 72, of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on Monday afternoon, September 21, 2020 at his residence. Peter was born August 6, 1948 in Semarang, Indonesia, the son of Johannes and Laura (Jansen) Van Schaik. He had graduated in 1966 from John Burroughs High School in Burbank, California and then in 1972 he graduated from Pierce Jr. College in Woodland Hills, California. He retired from Verizon after 37 years of service where he served as a senior staff consultant. He was a former resident of Greensburg and had attended the Westport Baptist Church. He was a Veteran having served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. He married Marla Kay Dougherty on July 11, 2006 in Palm Harbor, Florida. She survives along with his daughter; Rachel "Brandy" Van Schaik of Moorpark, California, his son; Brandon Van Schaik of Santa Barbara, California, his bonus children, Nick Dougherty, Nicole Morrissey and Noah Dougherty; his sister; Peggy (Jeff) Epstein of Simi Valley, California, his brother, Frits (Darlene) Van Schaik of Kingsman, Arizona and his two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother, Robert Van Schaik. Services will be held and webcasted at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport with Pastor Mike Bartlett officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until time of service at 4:00 p.m. Following Peter's wishes cremation will follow the service. We ask visitors to follow social distancing guidelines once inside the funeral home and masks are required. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the National Stroke Association.