Helen Mary Podwats VanDerveer

Helen Mary Podwats VanDerveer

Age 85, Luray, Va.

Helen Mary VanDerveer, 85, of Luray, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at Winchester Medical Center.

She was born on January 26, 1938, in New Brunswick, NJ, and was a daughter of the late Michael Peter Podwats and Susan Margaret Kazmarcik Podwats.

Helen was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Luray.

On June 3, 1961, she married Thomas Robert VanDerveer, who died on January 27, 2023.

She is survived by a son, Thomas Patrick VanDerveer and wife Debra of Delaware; a daughter, Marie Brill and husband Robert of Luray; two brothers, Michael and John Podwats; two sisters, Jean Frangipane and Irene Castalone; five grandchildren, Mathew, Erica, Bobby, Suzanne and Daniel; and six great-grandchildren, Everly Aubry, Levi, Logan, Liam and Callum. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Robert VanDerveer Jr.; and three brothers, Thomas, Joseph and Victor Podwats.

A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 22, at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church by Father Edwin Perez. Burial will be in the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, at the Bradley Funeral Home

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