- Monday, April 15, 2013
Gerrit Velthuizen, 84, of Sandy Hook, died peacefully, at home, April 10. He was born in Amsterdam, November 14, 1928, son of Andries Gerardus Velthuizen and Herina Johanna Velthuizen.
He survived the Nazi occupation during World War II as a young teenager. At age 18, he joined the Merchant Marine and traveled the world for the next three years.
On June 9, 1951, he married his sweetheart, Pieterje “Nellie” Hompert.