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Lawrence “Larry” Dyck, professor emeritus of Biological Sciences – Aug. 15, 2020

Lawrence “Larry” Dyck, 78, professor emeritus of Biological Sciences, died Aug. 15, 2020.

Dyck taught at Clemson for 31 years. His dedication for the removal of PCBs in Twelve Mile Creek led to a cleaner Lake Hartwell. Upon retiring as a professor, he created a business focused on the stabilization and habitat restoration of eroded and unsustainable lake shorelines.

Dyck graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in botany, followed by a Ph.D. in botany/phycology from Washington University in St. Louis. He was an active member of the Lake Hartwell Association, Friends of Lake Keowee Society and The Pickens County Conservation District.

Dyck is survived by his wife of 59 years, Cecile; his daughter, Nancy Ravan, and husband, Mark,  of Duncan; son, Jerry, and his wife, Barbara, of Marietta, Georgia; and four grandchildren.

A private family burial will be conducted at Woodland Cemetery on the campus of Clemson University at a later date.

His full obituary is posted online.