Visitation at Funeral Home
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Nunn And Harper Funeral Home, Inc.
418 N. George Street
Rome, New York, United States
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
First United Methodist Church
400 N. George St.
Rome, New York, United States
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Pam Johnson posted a condolence
Thursday, March 14, 2019"Van" was a big part of my folks' lives...my mom worked for Van and I did confirmation with him. A very well liked pastor and he will be missed. To the family, my condolences and from my son as well. Jean hope the memories of many years with Van comfort you. He will not be forgotten.
Paul Holmes posted a condolence
Wednesday, March 13, 2019Jean and family, Sorry for using this medium, but I did not have your address. I wanted to add a personal note of celebration and appreciation for Van's life and work. He was not only a child and man of God, but also a man of family, sport, outdoors, humor, and compassion. Our family will always be particularly grateful for the warmth and outreach he and you showed Mom and all of us when Dad died, and most especially for the collegiality, friendship, leadership and commitment he and you subsequently offered to Mom and the whole congregation at Rome First UMC. It was a personal honor and pleasure to have shared some time with you and Van during those days. May God continue to be with you and bless you in the days ahead. Paul Holmes
Jeri (Dickinson) McMonagle posted a condolence
Tuesday, March 12, 2019My condolences to the family. Some of my fondest memories were of being involved in the youth group at Rome UMC. He was a wonderful leader.
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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Cherie Burrows posted a condolence
Sunday, March 10, 2019Rev Van was an integral part of my and my children’s lives. It started in New Hartford. I was blessed to have him perform my wedding ceremony. After that, when we had children, Rev Van baptized them. When we moved to Rome, we were lucky enough to find out he was our pastor! He always seemed to know when I needed his counseling as he would show up at the door for a visit. I was a widow at a young age and raising my girls alone was hard, but he was always there for support without even knowing how much I needed it. He was a blessed man and is now resting in the arms of Jesus. So thankful that he was part of my life! God blessed us with him!
Karen E Madrigal ( Van Winkle) posted a condolence
Sunday, March 10, 2019To the family of Reverend Van I would like to offer my deepest condolences to you. Reverend Van was not just a Reverend to our family but he was a very dear and loved friend. I can remember the many stories that my mom used to tell us about Van and Jean things that they did together and the love that they had for one another. Rev. Van will be Miss dearly by his extended family which are millions and there is no one that could ever replace or walk in the footsteps or give the memories that he did. May almighty God hold you and your family and his precious hands during this time of loss, may he comfort you and your upcoming days of darkness. Van will not ever be forgotten and his memories will live on within us for the rest of our life and he will be greatly greatly greatly missed I am sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man and your dad your husband your grandpa. Just as we miss him and we'll miss him here on Earth all the angels in heaven I have been waiting for him they've missed him for a long time and what a glorious homecoming he had I'm sure of that. Thank you for sharing this wonderful man with our family and all the extended family that you shared him with. God bless
Julie Welch hutchinson posted a condolence
Sunday, March 10, 2019It has been an honor knowing and being part of your life as we from TAP remember you, Jean and your family. Your smile, good nature and humor is best remembered. Always enjoyed your sermons on Sundays as you were right down to earth with your everyday experiences and outlook on life. My Dad, Elmer will have a seat waiting for you in Heaven. Rest in peace sweet, gentle man. Our thoughts and prayers to your family.
Rosa Struve posted a condolence
Sunday, March 10, 2019Although I joined the Van Orum family later in life, I was welcomed as though I had always been there. Dad was a loving, reserved man who was always there to discuss and advise with the wisdom of years. The Van Orum’s truly set me on my journey of life when after high school, mother had a tea with the women of the church and they donated enough money to put me through Beauty School. Although I didn’t cut Dad’s hair,(he didn’t have much) I would do Mother’s whenever she wanted or needed it. Dad would just pass by and smile. Dad was always busy, the church, the outreach, the organizations or basketball but always had time for me. Dad was the kindest, gentlest soul, it was an honor for him to call me his daughter. I will miss him and our talks. Carlton Van Orum was the only true father to me.
Jim Dooher posted a condolence
Sunday, March 10, 2019Jean and Family: My condolences on 'Van's' passing. I remember him well as a Board member and former President of Rome Family Services. He was very much down to earth and easy to talk with. I can still hear him speak with his low voice and a reassuring one, too. He also appreciated a good joke and complimented it with a quiet but hearty laugh. Van's earth journey is over and now onto the Home for which he was created. He truly was the good and faithful servant. Sincerely, Jim Dooher DeWitt, NY
Kendra Durante daughter of Ramona VanWinkle posted a condolence
Sunday, March 10, 2019RIP Sweet Rev. Van. An Angel here on earth. Such a loving, caring and giving man. You were such a huge part of our family for so very long. Grandma Eileen’s best friend, you married and baptized all of VanWinkle(and extended) families. Prayed with us, laughed with us, cried with us. I’m sorry to see you go but happy that you are greeted in heaven by soo many that love you that have gone before you! You will forever be missed. So glad to have been able to call you family for so long.
Paul Gigliotti posted a condolence
Sunday, March 10, 2019To the family of The Reverend. So very sorry to hear of your great loss. Rev Van RIP. Coach Paul Gigliotti
Tom Larrabee posted a condolence
Sunday, March 10, 2019Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tom Larrabee
Janet Friend Lamica posted a condolence
Saturday, March 9, 2019Uncle Carlton was the most loving Uncle a family could ever have. Always interested in what was going on in your life, and always had a little joke, a kind word of encouragement, and a beautiful smile. I loved how Aunt Jean always called or refereed to him as "Honey". I am a proud family member as well as having the utmost respect for this kind loving soul.
Jennifer E. Krause posted a condolence
Saturday, March 9, 2019I have been friends with his daughter Joy for over 40 years, since college. She always shared many thoughts and memories of her parents and family, and her father figured prominently, in multiple avenues of life.
Jennifer E. Krause lit a candle
Saturday, March 9, 2019
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Saturday, March 9, 2019