Thomas Van Ness Jr. Obituary

Thomas   Van Ness Jr.
Thomas Van Ness Jr.

April 16, 1927 - January 30, 2018
Born in Somerville, New Jersey
Resided in Somerville, New Jersey


On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, lifetime resident of Somerville, New Jersey, Thomas Van Ness, Jr., passed away at home surrounded by love ones. Thomas was affectionately called Goobie or Coco, by love ones and friends. He worked many years at Dooley Brothers Chevrolet and Hoagland Pontiac. He was very active at St. Pauls Church.

He is survived by his brother, Leroy Van Ness, of Somerville, and a sister, Clara E Harvey, of Plainfield, New Jersey. A nephew, Richard " Dickie" Oakley, of Virginia, a niece, Genieve Crooks of Plainfield, NJ. A nephew, Robert Van Ness, Jr, of Brooklyn, NY, a niece, Rachel Van Ness

He was predeaced by his father, Thomas Van Ness, Sr, mother, Virginia Jackson Van Ness, two sisters: Edna Van Ness and Anna Van Nest; four brothers: Ernest Van Ness; Stanley Van Nest, Robert Van Ness, Sr. and Kenneth Van Ness; Nephews, John Van Ness, Sr., Robert C. Van Ness and Harry Van Ness.

Funeral services will be 11am Thursday at St. Paul Baptist Church, Somerville beginning with a visitation at 10am. Arrangements by Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville.

Donations can be made to the Lincoln Hose Company, 34 Warren Street, Somerville, NJ 08876. To send condolences to the family, visit

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St. Paul Baptist Church
85 Hamilton Street
Somerville, New Jersey USA 08876
Thursday, February 8, 2018
10:00 AM
St. Paul Baptist Church
85 Hamilton Street
Somerville, New Jersey USA 08876
Thursday, February 8, 2018
11:00 AM
Somerville New Cemetery
South Bridge
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Thursday, February 8, 2018


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