Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Thursday, April 09, 2015 at 07:34:21 :
Friday, April 27, 1956
Rites For Father Of Marinite Set
Memorial services will be held in Santa Rosa Tuesday for Dr. R. A. Van der Las, 90, who died last Tuesday in Fresno.
Dr. Van der Las was retired, having served in the ministry of the Presbyterian Church for 65 years. He had been minister of the Brooklyn Presbyterian Church in Oakland for 16 years, and of the First Presbyterian Church in Ukiah for 15 years.
He was the father of Richard Van der Las of San Anselmo. Another son and three grandchildren also survive.
During Dr. Van de Lasí long career in the ministry, he traveled widely, and in 1925 and 1926 made a lecture tour through Australia and New Zealand. His death came at the home of his son in Fresno, after an illness of several years.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Chapel of the Chimes in Santa Rosa.
A Death Notice in the same paper refers to the son in Fresno as Harold Van der Las, and adds that he was the grandfather of Leo and Nancy Van der Las of Fresno and Martha Ann Van der Las of San Francisco; he was a native of Minnesota.
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