Thomas E. Van Nostrand

Thomas E. Van Nostrand, age 60, of Ansonia, CT, hails from Northville, NY, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2016, in his home with the loving support of his “stand by your man” wife, Elizabeth Barlow Van Nostrand. He was the son of the late Harry Everett and Alice Ryan Van Nostrand. Thomas was a crew chief at Sikorsky Aircraft with a “get the job done right” attitude and a wickedly funny sense of humor. He also proudly and spiritedly served in the United States Navy.

In addition to his “I will love you forever” wife of 23 years, he is survived by his beloved son, Ross Van Nostrand and his wife, Jennifer of Seymour; supportive brother, Harry Van Nostrand and his wife, Maryann and their son, Cody and their grandson, Ian all of Johnstown, NY; mother-in-law, who loved him like a son, Nancy Barlow; dedicated, helpful and devoted cousins who brought peace to Tom’s heart to know they will continue caring for his wife, Ben Judd and his wife, Dana of Derby and Zach Judd and his wife, Hanna of Watertown; and nieces Tom loved dearly, Phoebe and Nova. Forever in our hearts, Tom will be missed by all. Let it be known to all that Tom was the “bestest” man in the universe.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 10 a.m. in the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia, CT. Interment with military honors will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ansonia. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, from 4 to 7 p.m.