Clyde Ishmael George Van Putten was born on October 3, 1956 on the beautiful island of Aruba to the late George Frederick Van Putten and Sylvia Coutar. On Thursday August 27, 2020, Clyde answered God’s call to come home. He had a combined total of seven brothers and sisters to which he was the second oldest. He often spoke of the love and fun times he shared with his siblings to anyone with a welcoming ear.
Clyde lived on the island of Aruba until the age of four then onto Saint Eustatius known mainly as Statia before relocating to Queens, New York at the age of 13. He often returned to Aruba to visit family and friends, not to mention requesting to make detours to have his favorite meal “Nasi Goreng” as soon as he landed. He graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1975 before joining the United States Air Force later that same year. After serving his enlistment term as a Communications Team Specialist, he was honorably discharged at the rank of Senior Airmen. Clyde took a trip back St. Marteen, Neverlands, Antilles where he did Cable Telephone Installation before returning to New York. In 1982, he relocated and planted his roots in Maryland.
It was during his life in Maryland he brought four children into the world. He attended Prince George’s Community College taking courses in Business and Communication. Clyde had a long career in logistics with DHL Worldwide, were he made friends all over the globe. Upon his departure from DHL he could not give up his love of dealing with people. It is that love that lead him to join Regency Cab Inc., were he gained an entire new group of family and friends.
Clyde leaves to cherish and honor his legacy five children, Terrance (born to the late Laureatia W. Carroll) Marina, Paul and Marcus (born to Sonia Stovall) and Tramaine (born to the late Cecily C. Carroll); one sister Sandra (born to Elsie and George, her husband Robert); three brothers Freddy (born to Alice and George), Yul (born to Sylvia and Charles, his wife Stephanie), Elliot (born to Sylvia and Charles). He also leaves to continue his legacy four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and host of cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, friends and extended family members. All of whom will miss him greatly as he loved everyone, and everyone loved him.
In addition to his parents George Frederick Van Putten and Sylvia Clark, George is predeceased by his siblings Marica (born to Sylvia and George), George Jr. (born to Elsie and George) and Charlese (born to Sylvia and Charles
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