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James Michael VanAernam

June 17, 1976 — February 11, 2022

CARTHAGE - James "Bud" Michael VanAernam, 45, of Gastonia, North Carolina, died peacefully on Friday, February 11, 2022, at the Caromont Regional Center with his daughter by his side.
He was born on June 17, 1976, in Lowville, New York to Robert Lowell & Patricia Dale (Allen) VanAernam. He attended Carthage High School.
James was a self-employed roofer and lived in the Carthage area until 2001 when he moved to North Carolina. He is survived by his parents, Robert & Patricia VanAernam, Carthage; his daughter Dakota Postell, Carolina Beach, NC; a son, Nicholas and his wife, Sarah Gebeau of Calcium, NY; a grandson, Timothy Gebeau; his sister, Brenda Bridge and her companion Leslie Mono, Carthage; two nieces, Ashley Bridge, Carthage; Angel LaFountain, Copenhagen; a nephew, John Mono Carthage; as well as several aunts and uncles. He is predeceased by a son, James VanAernam, Jr. James had a way about him that could win over anyone's heart that he crossed paths with in one way or another. He was a kindhearted person who would give anything he could to anyone in need. He was a wonderful, son, father, brother, and friend who will be greatly missed. Per his wishes, a celebration-of-life gathering will be held in the spring. Arrangements are being handled by the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State Street in Carthage, NY 13619. Online condolences in James' memory can be made to

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