Nicholaus A. Van Amburg

June 24, 2023
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Rushville- Nicholaus A. Van Amburg, age 40, was born on November 4, 1982 and passed away unexpectedly at home.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Nick was a loving husband, father, son and brother. He worked for Walmart for 20 years and recently Big Lots in Geneva.

He is survived by his wife, Tanya; son, Gavin; step-daughter, Trinity Rorick; his parents Robert and Kathy Van Amburg of Watkins Glen;  his in-law’s, Alan and Karen Reese of Gorham and Ray and Sue Daveport of Stanley; sister,  Katie of Florida; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth and Bevin; many aunts and uncles; as well as nieces and nephews.

Forever in our Hearts.

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Lynda McWilliams from Waterloo, NY on Jun. 27, 2023

To Nick’s family. I am an employee of Big Lots. Myself and my co workers are heartbroken with his unexpected passing. It was devastating to hear when we got to work on Monday. So very sorry for your loss. He was a great guy and we are going to miss him at Big Lots. All of us send our Condolence to his entire family. God Bless . Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.??? Lynda McWilliams and Co-workers.

Margaret Peters Fletcher from Geneva NY on Jun. 27, 2023

I am so sorry for your loss. I am employed at Big Lots, so had only known Nick for a few weeks, but could tell what a nice guy he was. I am just so very sorry.

Claire Blaisdell from Newark New York on Jun. 27, 2023

I am sending prayers for all of Nicks' loved ones. I worked with Nick in the Newark Walmart and he was truly one of the good guys throughout!

Kathleen VanAmburg from Watkins Glen, New York on Jun. 27, 2023

Nick was a Loving and Caring Son, Brother and Father. He taught his son, Gavin. Gavin was learning words Love, Honest and Responsibility.
Gavin is a Loving Grandson because of Nick. Nick and Gavin were Very close. Gavin’s Heart has a Huge Hole.
We pray for Gavin each day.. Nick is also survived by his Uncle. Michael VanAmburg lives in Watkins Glen.

Moe Colunio from Montour Falls on Jun. 28, 2023

To Nicks crew, My heart is hurting for all of you. Nick was a Cool ? dude (a little shy)
May God speed your healing ❤️‍?

Kelly Bennett from Watkins Glen. NY on Jun. 28, 2023

I'm sorry for your loss. I worked with Nick at Walmart, he always had a way to make me laugh.

Richard & Delores & Family Van Amburg Jr. from 13501 Lewis Road, Chester, Va. 23831 on Jun. 28, 2023

This is Uncle Dick and Delores in Virginia, We are heart stricken. Can't believe that we are hearing this. Remember Nick when he was a young boy, played with my children. Our prayers go out to Robert & Kathy & Katie.
Dick & Delores

Tammy Haas from Sodus, NY on Jun. 28, 2023

I was so very sorry to hear about Nick's passing. Sending prayers to his family.

Jessica Ellis on Jun. 28, 2023

I worked with Nick at Walmart. He was a great guy and loved his family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Joanne Terry from Wolcott ny on Jun. 28, 2023

He was a great guy I worked with him at the Newark Walmart 1813. He was a very happy person who loved to joke with you. I will never forget his laugh and smile. I'm at a loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers ? rest easy Nick

Chantay Altman from Montour falls, ny on Jun. 28, 2023

So sorry for your loss.

Michael Carson from Sheboygan, WI on Jun. 28, 2023

Nick was a great cousin and a friend. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Heather Phelps from Rochester NY on Jun. 28, 2023

My condolences to Nick’s family. Nick was a great guy and had a big heart! His laugh was awesome and contagious, he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Spaccio's from Montour Falls on Jun. 28, 2023

Too young, too soon, can't stop hearing his laugh as we played card games in our basement... We'll miss you big man! Sending healing thoughts and prayers to the family.

Teri (Crout) Pitbladdo from Corning, NY on Jun. 28, 2023

Kathy and Bob my heart breaks for you. I’m so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thousand prayers.

Jonathan Lawton and Family from Rochester on Jun. 28, 2023

Our condolences go out to everyone in Nick's Family. Way too young to be gone! I am glad to have had the chance to grow up with Nick and call him a friend. Certainly will be missed!!

Ed. Bonnie and Chris VanAmburg from Montour Falls, New York on Jun. 28, 2023

Kathy, Robert, Katie, Tanya and family,
We are so saddened to hear about Nick. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Nick was way too young, but God must of needed him more. We’re going to miss those quick visits at Walmart and Big Lots…..having you paged to come to the front of the store. We will miss you Nick. RIP…..We love you
Uncle Ed, Aunt Bonnie and Chris

Donna, Stephanie, and Suzanne Hover from Florida on Jun. 28, 2023

Love and Prayers to all!

Sharon Nelson from Watkins Glen,new York on Jun. 28, 2023

Worked with Nick at the Watkins Glen Walmart. He was such a sweet, caring person. I am so sorry to hear of his passing

Gary Ayers from Stanley NY on Jun. 29, 2023

Going to miss Nick, Always Enjoyed seeing him walk in my door. Nick was an auto enthusiast to say the least. He came to me looking to improve the looks of his truck, He had a vision and we were able to make it happen for him. He came in all the time even when he didn't need anything. He quickly became a staple to the shop and was always welcome. He became more than a customer. He was a friend!! Someone to talk shop with. Life with and anything in between. We had some good laughs and I'll never forget him. That's for sure. My sincerest condolences to the family. Rest in peace Nick.

Dona Monahan on Jun. 29, 2023

I did not personally know Nick,but I know his parents. They were always there for Nick and Gavin. My heart goes out to the family. The parents would tell me all about what they did on the weekends that involved Nick and Gavin. They expressed a lot of love and attention was given to Nick and Gavin. I also am very sorry for Gavin and his loss. Please give him your prayers.

Carolyn Ackler from Horseheads, NY on Jun. 30, 2023

Robert and Kathy, So sorry to hear of your loss and to his family also. Thoughts and prayers for all (I am Jerry's wife)
Carolyn Ackler

Denise Hagar from Newark NY on Jul. 1, 2023

There are no words. My husband and I both worked with Nick
He was the best Coach and boss ever. He will be deeply missed.
He's way too young to be taken away from this ?. Our condolences go out to his wife, son and rest of his family. Fly high
My buddy. You will be missed by many.

Nicholas Miller from Prattsburgh ny on Jul. 2, 2023

I was in Nick and Tanya’s wedding. My family and their’s are friends. We will miss him. Our condolences to the family! Much love.

Karen Lahue from Canandaigua NY on Jul. 2, 2023

Sending love and hugs to the family.. I’m very sorry for your loss.

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