Kyle Van De Water Obituary – Death: The death of Kyle Van De Water came as a shock to the residents of northern Dutchess County. 41 year old Van De Water was found dead on Monday 6th of September, 2021. This is such a sad time for the family, loved ones and colleagues Water left behind.
Van De Water grew up in Poughkeepsie and graduated from Spackenkill High School in 1998. He joined the U.S. Army in 2006. In 2011 he earned the Bronze Star during his service in Afghanistan, before earning the Meritorious Service Medal and an honorable discharge in 2014, according to his website. He held the rank of Major, continuing to serve in the Army Reserves JAG Corps.
In 2020 general election he contested against Delgado and was defeated, garnering 44.2% of the vote. In July he announced a second run to prospectively challenge Delgado, only to pull out of the race Aug. 27, saying “circumstances in my life have changed and I am no longer able to give 110% towards this endeavor.”
He added that he was withdrawing for the good of the party, and the district … “I look forward to vigorously and enthusiastically supporting the GOP candidate in 2022.”
Cause of death
Although, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and congressman Antonio Delgado both mentioned veteran support, crisis and suicide in their speeches, there has been no official statement about the cause of death yet. The Town of Poughkeepsie police reportedly found him at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, but did not respond to messages.
Molinaro reminded veterans “who struggle upon returning home, and anyone who may be struggling with this news” that help is available, and included contact information for the county’s helpline at 845-485-9700, and the address for its 24-hour Stabilization Center at 230 North Road, Poughkeepsie.
There is no news yet from the family concerning funeral arrangements or visitation time. Nothing prepares a person for the loss of a loved one and so at a dire time like this, we extend our warmest condolences to the family of the deceased.