Thomas Robert VanDerveer

Thomas Robert VanDerveer

Age 83, Luray, Va.

Thomas Robert VanDerveer, 83, of Luray, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023. 

He was born on December 24, 1939, in New Brunswick, N.J., and was a son of the late John Patrick VanDerveer and Elizabeth Margaret Warrelman VanDerveer. 

Thomas worked in management for Wallace Business Forms, retiring at 2006 with 44 years of service. He was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Luray and the Knights of Columbus Council 8393. 

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

On June 3, 1961, he married “His Girl” and the love of his life, Helen Mary Podwats VanDerveer, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Thomas Patrick VanDerveer and wife Debra of Leesburg; a daughter, Marie Brill and husband Robert of Luray; five grandchildren, Mathew, Erica, Bobby, Suzanne and Daniel; and six great-grandchildren, Everly Aubry, Levi, Logan, Liam and Callum.

He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Robert VanDerveer Jr.; and two brothers, Conrad John VanDerveer and John Patrick “J.P.” VanDerveer.

A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 3, at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. Burial will be in the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, at the Bradley Funeral Home

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, Luray, Va.  22835.

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