Jacob Ryan Van Valkenburg, infant son of Roy and Becky (Bisbee) Van Valkenburg, was born at 32 weeks and died Saturday, July 14, 2012.
Although he never took a breath outside his mother's womb, Jacob provided great joy to his family in a way only he could and he will be greatly missed by all who knew that joy. Besides his mother and father, Jacob is survived by his big brother, Samuel, and big sister, Megan Van Valkenburg; maternal grandparents, John and Carol Bisbee of South Ripley; paternal grandparents, Brenda and Terry Yankoski of Sherman and Dan and Linda Van Valkenburg of Riverview, Fla.; aunts, Shannon Biekarck of Mayville, Lynn Bisbee (Tommy Williams) of North East, Pa., Holly Bisbee of Fredericksburg, Va.; uncles, Tad Yankoski of St. Louis, Mo., Paul Bisbee (Mary) of Erie, Michael Bisbee (Darlene) of South Ripley and William Bisbee (Jen) of Erie, Pa.; and many cousins and other family.
Jacob is predeceased by his uncle, Clifford Bisbee, great great aunt, Bessie Loveless, as well as his maternal and paternal great grandparents and other distant family. The funeral service was held Wednesday, July 18 at noon at the First Baptist Church, Sherman, with the Rev. Paul Sears, officiating. Burial was in Sherman Cemetery. Friends and family were received for one hour prior to the service at church on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon.
Jacob Ryan Van Valkenburg
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Sherman , PO Box 400, Sherman, NY 14781 or a charity of one's choice.