Peter David Van Vliet

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I had the privilege of being in a concert band with "Pete." It was long into his tenure when I found out he was a medical doctor (and an accomlished one at that). He was always supportive of others and positive. I will miss his smile and supportive counsel.


Posted by: A friend   Dec 01, 2018


Posted by: Pieter    Nov 30, 2018

When I moved to GR in 2012, I joined one of the bands that Peter was in. He was a fellow trombone player, and we quickly became friends. Peter was a person that was easy to connect with, and we enjoyed playing together on several occasions. I remember just last April we carpooled to an event, and Peter and Audrey treated me and my wife to lunch. That is just the way he was. He will be greatly missed, and my condolences go to Audrey and the family.


Posted by: Bill Smith - Grand Rapids, MI   Nov 30, 2018

Dr. Van Vliet was a mentor and a very kind man. I I so enjoyed following in his footsteps as President of the pathology group. My sincere condolences to his family, Sandy Cottingham


Posted by: A friend   Nov 30, 2018

Dear Audrey,
So sad for you to say good bye to you best friend , your dear Pete. You have always been a shining example of a loving, good marriage. We pray God will give you His peace and comfort as you begin living with out your husband. Sincerely,
Arnie and Shirley Snoeyink


Posted by: Arnold andShirley Snoeyink - Grand Rapids, MI   Nov 28, 2018

sorry for your loss Mark and family,
sincerely M Sherwood


Posted by: A friend   Nov 27, 2018

What fond memories I have of working with Dr. VanVliet back in the early days of the Medical Staff Office when he was Chief of Staff. A true gentleman - a wise scholar and caring individual. May you rest in peace. My deepest sympathy to you, Audrey, and your family.


Posted by: Amanda Stressman - Wyoming, MI   Nov 27, 2018


Posted by: Jane Warners - Grand Rapids, MI   Nov 27, 2018

I was saddened to see Peter's obituary. My sincere condolences to Audrey and the family. I had the privilege to represent the pathology group at Butterworth and work closely with Peter when he was president of that group. He was a gentleman and a good friend.
Bill Hineline


Posted by: Bill Hineline - Newaygo, MI   Nov 27, 2018