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Useful Phone #'s

For Emergencies

James Wistinghausen
President of GCFFA

Galveston County Sheriff Office
(409) 766-2300

Allison Little

Meeting Places

Crystal Beach VFD
December 3

Meeting Places

January 7
Hitchcock VFD

February 4
Dickinson VFD

March 4
Bacliff VFD

April 1
San Leon VFD

May 6
Friendswood VFD

June 3
Tiki Island VFD

July 8
LaMarque Fire Dept

August 5
Texas City Fire Dept

September 2
League City VFD

October 7
High Island VFD

November 4
Jamaica Beach VFD

December 2
Crystal Beach VFD

GCFFA Monthly Meeting

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Crystal Beach VFD

930 Nobel Carl Dr

Crystal Beach, TX  77650

Tom VanWyngarden
July 27, 2020

We are profoundly saddened to announce the passing of Tom VanWyngarden, our co-worker and friend who passed away on July 27, 2020. There are no words that can adequately describe the numerous contributions and influence Tom had during the 20+ years he worked for VFIS of Texas / WinStar Insurance Group. Tom had a positive impact on everyone who met him. He was a determined, goal-oriented and caring person who loved life and all that it offered. Tom was respected and admired by all with a work ethic that was second to none. Whether making sales calls, attending a conference or working in the office, all of his co-workers struggled to keep up with him.
Tom loved working with firefighters and emergency responders. He cared deeply about them and wanted to make sure they were properly protected. He admired their sense of service and considered many of them his friends.
Tom also taught by example that hard work should be followed by playing hard, preferably on a golf course. Tom never enjoyed the attention of being publicly recognized for achievements but favored the personal satisfaction of accomplishing what he set out to achieve. Tom was an individual who had great personal grace and unwavering integrity. He exuded humility, kindness, gentleness, generosity, respect, passion and insight.

Donations may be made online at or via check, payable to Wartburg College, and mailed to Wartburg College, Attn. Development Office, 100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, IA 50677. Please designate "Van Wyngarden Scholarship" in the memo section on the check.

Tom, You will be Greatly Missed!!

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