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Rev. Malcolm Van de Riet

August 10, 1939 - March 24, 2022
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes
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Reverend Docter Terry Hughes Hosch
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Chris VandeRiet - Thacker
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Andrew Ogle
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Ginger Murphy
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Visitation
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast Chapel
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 688-1600 | Map
Tuesday 3/29, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Service
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast Chapel
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 688-1600 | Map
Tuesday 3/29, 1:30 pm
Cemetery
Graceland East Memorial Park
2206 Woodruff Rd.
Simpsonville, SC 29681

Rev. Malcolm Herbert Van de Riet, 82, loving and devoted husband of 60 years to June Van de Riet, peacefully passed away into the arms of Jesus Christ on Thursday, March 24, 2022. Reverend Van de Riet was the Retired Pastor of Abundant Life Church located in Stephens City, VA. He was a photographer, builder,Continue Reading

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Teresa Ogle left a message on April 1, 2022:
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Pastor Van de Riet. My children and I attended Abundant Life for many years and was involved in many areas of ministry. Pastor Van de Riet was always kind-hearted and encouraging, especially when a member of his flock was facing difficulties. It's never easy to lose a loved one, but when they know Christ as their savior, it is comforting to know we will see them again and what a joyous reunion that will be. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Reverend Docter Terry Hughes Hosch left a message on March 30, 2022:
In memory of Rev. Malcolm Van de Riet, Reverend Docter Terry Hughes Hosch lit a candle
Susan & Mat Mathews left a message on March 30, 2022:
Our sincere condolences to the grieving family.
John and Martha Schler and family left a message on March 29, 2022:
The entire Schler family send their love and care to June and the rest of the family at this time of loss. We have wonderful memories of church services, choir, children's ministries and daycare, church outreaches, pig roasts and fall festivals, church parties to celebrate numerous occasions etc,etc,etc. We will remember Pastor Malcolm as a wonderful, always friendly, and caring individual who made you feel "a part of the family". We were a part of Abundant Life in Stephens City for around eight years, and the memories are precious. We have you all in our prayers and thoughts at this especially tender time, and rejoice with you all in knowing that Pastor is in heaven now with his maker, the Lord Jesus Christ. Love to you all! John, Martha, Kristin and family, Paul and family and Marykatherine.
Scarlet Robertso left a message on March 29, 2022:
June and family, It was a beautiful service for Malcolm. Please accept my sincere condolence on your loss. I treasure memories of long ago when Bill and I shared times with your family. Feel so blessed that our lives crossed paths. Much love to all the family.
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Dave & Becky Stern left a message on March 29, 2022:
Our most sincere condolences to the Van de Riet family on the loss of Rev. Van de Riet! Please know that you are held close in thought and prayer!
Chris VandeRiet - Thacker left a message on March 29, 2022:
Spent a lot of past years enjoying his company and phone calls. Praying for peace for his wife and family.
Ken and Patricia Jones left a message on March 29, 2022:
To the family: May our Lord Jesus Christ grant you peace. Our love and prayers. Ken and Patricia Jones
Jack Morris left a message on March 29, 2022:
I will miss you, Malcolm. Our friendship dates back to 1960 when we were students at CBC, and then we went on to NYU. After graduate studies, we both became pastors, but we stayed in touch, visiting each other, dinners, telephoning-- we had some great times together-- ministering, sharing, laughing. Our wives were also great friends, having worked together at the AG national headquarters. I will miss you, my friend and brother, but soon we will get it on again in Heaven. See you soon
Wayne Baker left a message on March 29, 2022:
I am so sorry to hear of Malcolm's passing. I am so thankful that he got the family together several years ago which allowed us to re-connect. Martha Jo and I send our love and condolences to his family and pray that the peace that comes only from knowing our Lord Jesus, be with them.
Andrew Ogle left a message on March 27, 2022:
I’d like to offer my dearest condolences to the Van de Riet family on the loss of their loved one Malcolm. He was a true friend, father, and held in high regard as a pastor. I remember his passion and desire to preach the gospel when i was growing up going to Abundant Life and I cherish every moment I had an encounter with the Lord because of Malcolm. His legacy will be remembered and his race on this earth is complete. It’s a joy to know he is rejoicing with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in heaven with all the angels and is no longer in pain. May his soul Rest In Peace. He will be dearly missed and I am praying for the entire family at this time.
Ginger Murphy left a message on March 27, 2022:
Sorry to hear of your loss! Praying for comfort know he is with our Lord and Savior!
Michelle Maroulis & Diane Murphy left a message on March 26, 2022:
We are so sorry for the loss of Malcolm. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. 🙏
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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