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Helen Mary (Podwats) VanDerveer
January 26, 1938 ~ September 14, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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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 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, at the Bradley Funeral Home.