Tom Van Velson

Published 5:05 pm Friday, December 6, 2019

Tom Van Velson, 63, of Nederland, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019.

Tom was born in Riverton Wyoming, September 23, 1956 to the late Elvin Van Velson and Virginia Scrignoli Van Velson.

He was retired from Huntsman as a Chemical Engineer with 39 years of service.

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He was also a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Nederland where he served in ACTS and also taught religious education for over 17 years.

Tom was a youth soccer coach for 17 years.

Tom was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Tom is survived by his wife, Kathy of Nederland; his daughters, Erica Smith and her husband Jeff of Nederland and Suzanne Levels and her husband Jamey of Austin; his sons, Chris Van Velson and his wife Heather of Houston and Todd Van Velson and his wife Alison of Houston; his brothers, Jim Van Velson and his wife Susan of Pennsylvania and Gary Van Velson and his wife Jann of Washington; his grandchildren, Zach, Riley and Colby Smith, Kyla and Joey Van Velson, Simone and Stevie Levels, Lily Anne and Summer Van Velson, and Ellie Cooper.

A rosary will be recited on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. followed by the gathering of family and friends at 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Melancon’s Funeral Home in Nederland.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 9, 2019 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 211 Hardy Avenue in Nederland, Texas 77627, with Father John Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County.

Memorial contributions can be made in Tom’s name to the St. Charles Borromeo ACTS Community.