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Engineering Consultant Robert VanVlack Of Poughkeepsie Dies At 39

Robert David VanVlack
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Robert David VanVlack, who ran his own consulting business, died on Tuesday, July 2 at his home in Poughkeepsie. He was 39.

He was born on Feb. 21, 1980 to Tammy and Robert Van Vlack. He graduated from Arlington High School in 1998 before attending the University of Buffalo, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering.

He earned his New York State Professional Engineering license and worked on several water remediation and flood protection projects at Metro-North Railroad, as well as private consulting projects for various firms before going into his own Civil Engineering consulting practice.

Rob enjoyed motocross riding/racing, target shooting, duck hunting, kayaking with his dog Asha, according to his obituary. He loved helping family and friends in any time of need. He was the godfather to Morgan Haag and uncle to niece Adelyn Sue.

Robert is survived by his parents, his sister Tracy Duprey, and brother Edward in North Carolina, and his niece, along with aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A celebration of life and visitation will be held at the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 218 Mill St. in Poughkeepsie on Sunday, July 7 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. A Funeral Home Service will take place 3:30 p.m. during calling hours. Burial will be private.

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