Julian Van Name

Memorial Service

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday, February 3, 2023
St. Thomas More Catholic Church
904 Carmichael Drive
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Memorial Service

Obituary of Julian Dmytro Van Name

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Julian Dmytro Van Name, "Jules", of Asheville, North Carolina, passed away in his home on February 20, 2023. He was 31 years old.

Julian was born in Verona, New Jersey, on June 10, 1991, to his parents, Adela Hanusey Van Name and Christopher Van Name. He and his family moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina when he was eight. Julian attended Carrboro High School where he played basketball and was a member of the Varsity Lacrosse Team. He graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics in 2014. Julian was also a member of the parish of Saint Thomas More Catholic Church. 

Julian enjoyed the great outdoors and being one with nature. He spent many joyful summers in his youth sailing, surfing and boating by the shore at his grandparents' home in Ocean Gate, New Jersey. He enjoyed all types of sports and was a passionate New York Yankees and Giants fan. After graduating from college, Julian became an assistant coach for the Carrboro Junior Varsity Basketball Team for one season. Julian was also an avid gym goer and body builder. He loved a good workout after a long, hard day's work. He enjoyed reading as well. A good mystery or any book that explored the wonders of the universe could always be found by his bedside or in his backpack. In addition, Julian lovingly embraced his Ukrainian and Irish cultural heritage.

Julian was a devoted brother and son. He was surrounded and loved by an extended family of wonderful cousins, aunts and uncles. He was a caring, giving and loyal soul who made friends easily and could be counted on to always be there in time of need. He cherished his lifelong friendships with his beloved Chapel Hill "Bros", along with the friends he made at Rutgers and during his time living in Greensboro and Asheville. His infectious laughter and positive attitude will be missed by all who had the good fortune of knowing him. 

Julian was an installer and salesperson for Asheville Seamless Gutters & Home Solutions, LLC, in Asheville. He loved his job and the people he worked with and enjoyed interacting with customers. In his youth, Julian was a member of the Chapel Hill YMCA Leaders Club. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, and many other charitable and community organizations as well.

Julian is survived by his both his parents, Adela and Christopher Van Name of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; by his brother Keenan of New York City; and by his youngest brother, Maxsym or "Max", also of Chapel Hill.  

A memorial mass service will be held for Julian Van Name at Saint Thomas More Catholic Church at 2:30 PM on Friday, March 3, 2023. The service is open to the public. A celebration of Julian's life will be held at The Chapel Hill Carriage House from 1-5 PM on Saturday, March 4, 2023, by invitation. RSVP is requested.  In lieu of flowers, should you choose to honor Julian's legacy, please contribute to The Julian Van Name Memorial Recovery Fund. Please use the link below to send your donation. Thank you for your support.  

The Julian Van Name Memorial Recovery Fund

Information for the Celebration of Life for Julian Van Name

Carolina plays Duke in basketball in Chapel Hill on Saturday, March 4th, so please book your room as soon as possible.  Below are some suggestions for hotels:


Hyatt Southern Village, 3690 S Columbia St. (Limited availability, $350+)www.hyatt.com, 919.929.9511

Courtyard Marriott,  100 Marriott Way  ($270+)www.marriott.com,  919.883.0700

Hampton Inn, 370 E Main St, Carrboro ($300+) www.hilton.com, 919.969.6988

Aloft, 1001 Hamilton Rd, Chapel Hill ($370+) www.marriott.com  919.932.7772


Funeral Service

Friday, March 3rd at 2:30 pm St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 940 Carmichael St, Chapel Hill, NC

All are welcome (no RSVP needed) There will be an informal gathering afterwards in the Friends and Family Hall.  

Walker Funeral Home,  120 W. Franklin St. Chapel Hill:   (no service will be held here)

Walker’s will post the obituary on their site (coming soon):https://walkersfuneralservice.com/tribute/details/3622/Julian-Van-Name/obituary.html#tribute-start

*Please note: In lieu of flowers we are creating a memorial fund in Julian’s memory to support people in recovery that need financial support.  This information will be found on this Walker website. 

Celebration of Life 

Saturday, March 4th, Chapel Hill Carriage House, 3110 Jones Ferry Rd, Chapel Hill, 1-5pm Casual outdoor attire for a barbeque, please RSVP - see below

If you have any favorite photos you would like to share for the event, please send them to celebratejulian2023@gmail.com

Please look for a Paperless Post invitation via email and kindly RSVP by Monday February 26th

The Van Name family would like to thank everyone for their kindness and generous support during this trying time for all of us.  We do not expect people to travel to these events, we are including you on this information so you know that you are welcome. We will celebrate Julian the next time we see you.

  Walker's Funeral Home of Chapel Hill is assisting the Van Name family.  

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