Condolences for Thomas C. Van Avery

Julie posted on 12/16/20

Dear Van Averys, Jen told us about your Thomas, and we mourn with you. Know that we are praying for you all, that you would feel God's presence upholding you and giving you strength, peace, and hope. Love, Julie and Steve Harlow


Michele Wean posted on 12/6/20

Dear Kelly and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Thomas’ passing. My heart grieves with you during this time and my prayers are with you. My daughter Logan loved Thomas as a friend and her heart has been shaken by his passing. She carries with her some sweet memories of their 12th grade year together and times at The U youth group she had with him. I have heard him play the piano a few times also and he was definitely musically gifted. Now he will be playing with the angels!! My prayer is that the Lord / the Holy Spirit would be your comfort and solace during this very difficult time, more than anyone. He knows just what we need to hear and what our heart needs. I also pray that your friends and family will be there for you, a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear, a safe place to vent. With Love and Deep Sympathies, Michele Wean


Kristina Johnson posted on 12/5/20

Thomas was a smart and charismatic young man. I enjoyed having him in my math lessons. He was always eager to participate and would help other students who were struggling with the concept. Everyone loved Thomas and want to be around him. He will be missed. I am so sorry for your loss.



Grampa John and Gramma Joyce posted on 12/3/20

To our beloved Thomas, you brought joy, sunshine and light to everyone who had the gift of your beautiful presence in their lives. As grandparents, we will treasure every moment we had with you, and we will miss you dearly. Thomas you were always so loving, thoughtful and kind, and never failed to make us so proud of you.. Thank you Thomas, you will always be in our hearts, thoughts, prayers and most precious memories. Thomas, you are an Angel with Jesus now, in paradise, and you will continue to shine like a star in heaven above. Love Grampa and Gramma ❤️☮️


Joseph m Alfano posted on 12/3/20

Sincere condolences to the family and loved ones



Carolyn Carr posted on 12/3/20

Accomplished much in his life. Blessed were many who knew him.



Carolyn Carr posted on 12/3/20

An accomplisher!!



accomplished. Carr posted on 12/3/20

An accomplsher.


Eileen D’Andrea posted on 12/3/20

I will always remember Thomas for his infectious smile and his love of hats. When we were all stationed together in Hawaii I remember how much he looked up to Crispin and wanted to join in on our T180 activities. At Pipsico I enjoyed sharing my scuba diving and lifeguard stories with Thomas. I asked him if he could be a superhero for a day who would he be? He said Aquaman. Thomas will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Heaven has gained another angel.


Shirley posted on 12/3/20

May memories heal the sadness and pain in your hearts. RIP THOMAS


Chad Bermeo posted on 12/3/20

Thomas was one of me best piano student! So musical, respectful, quick to learn, and very attentive. I will miss him until that great reunion day! Prayers for everyone.


Bob and Debby Howard posted on 12/3/20

Sincere condolences to the family and loved ones. No words will take away the heartache, but please know we are praying for the peace that passes all understanding is yours. And the knowledge of a coming reunion will bring you comfort.


Keith and Angela Green posted on 12/3/20

Our prayers are with you during this difficult season and we celebrate the sweet times we shared with Thomas.



Eva Espiritu posted on 12/3/20

Thomas, you were a wonderful "brother" to Angelo, and one of my best students in cooking class. When you guys left for the states, we never forgot you or your family. Always and forever dear to us.



The Layton Family posted on 12/2/20

May the Peace that defies all understanding be with your family. Thomas will be welcomed by the many angels waiting for him. He will leave all worldly sadness behind. But we’re so sorry for your loss.


The Yates Family posted on 12/2/20

Our family will always remember Thomas as a sweet and caring kid. May he rest in peace in the arms of Christ. Prayers and condolences to your family.


Deborah Smallwood posted on 12/2/20

I wish I had words to lighten the pain you are in, but sometimes words are just not enough. Please accept my deepest condolences on you loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.


BT posted on 12/2/20

I am so sorry for your loss.


emma lottman posted on 12/2/20

Thomas was a great friend and have many fond memories with him. He'll always be in my heart.



LaVerne Weaver posted on 12/2/20

Your in my Thoughts and Prayers always.



Dalton Harrington posted on 12/1/20

Thomas and I had some fun times together. I first met him at the 2018 Zomboree when I helped out in the dining hall. I looked at him as a brother not a friend. I will miss him