VeteranThomas Van Antwerp

Thomas E. Van Antwerp, 76, of Vermont, died at 11:35 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 1998, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

He was born Nov. 6, 1921, near Vermont, a son of Frank H. and Elsie M. Griffin Van Antwerp. He married Marjorie Jean Berry on March 7, 1943. She died Aug. 9, 1990. He married Carolyn Marie Cox on Oct. 1, 1994, in Vermont. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Thomas Jr. of Rockville, Md., and William of Herndon, Va.; two daughters, Vida Winkler of Silver Spring, Md., and Clarie Van Antwerp of Remington, Va.; one brother, Wayne of Hanna City; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

He graduated from Gem City Business College in Quincy, where he was a member of Gamma Beta Pi fraternity. He worked for the State Department in Washington, D.C., in 1941 and enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1942 during World War II. He served with the Naval Reserves from 1947 to 1951. He returned to work for the State Department until retiring in 1976. He was a member of Carroll Rankin American Legion Post 26 and was a delegate to the Fulton County Veterans Assistance Commission. He was a member of Vermont United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kost Memorial Home with Rev. Jerry Sawyer officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services at the memorial home. Cremation will be accorded after the service, and burial will be at Vermont Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to his American Legion post.

From the Peoria Journal Star.

 

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/23/1998

 

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