Jacob Strain, 5 months passed away suddenly on December 24th,
2018. Connor Jacob Strain went to sleep with the Angels. Born on
July 31st, 2018 at St. Peters hospital in Albany he was
the son of Jacob Timothy Strain & Nichole Anne Delamater. Little
Brother of Ryan William Hoch.
Connor is survived by many loved ones including his grandparents,
Melissa Kluth (Godfrey) (William Jr.), Timothy Strain, Tammy
DeLaMater (John), and Daniel Jerome (Donna), Great Grandparents
Patricia Kluth, Patricia and William DeLaMater Sr., and Vivianne and
Robert Strain. He had many Loving Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. His
family also had friends who were like family, and they loved him
just the same.
Connor made a great impact on everyone’s lives, bringing a ray of
sunshine to the hearts of anyone who had the opportunity to see him
smile. He would watch you with great wonder and excitement in his
eyes. If he knew you were coming his way, his legs would kick and he
would just know he was about to get loads of hugs and kisses. Connor
would only cry when he was waiting for his bottle. His favorite song
was Baby Shark and it always was the go to, to help sooth him when
we were in the car, store, restaurant or even home. Ryan loved him
with his whole heart, and used to talk with him in the car and even
had his own chair in his room for him. Jacob taught Connor his first
word "Hey" at just 4 months old. He loved his binky, he only used
one special type. He loved his goodnight bear and his yellow blankey,
passed down by his older brother. He would sleep through the night,
smile through the day, and the light in his eyes could take your
This sweet angel sent from Heaven is gone for us far too soon, but
god had a job for him to do. He was far too perfect to walk this
earth, we suppose god knew that before his birth.
He showed us how to love, he showed us how to care, and even though
we can't see him, he will always be there. In our hearts Connor will
live on forever, 5 months wasn’t long enough,
but it’s a time we all treasure.
In lieu of flowers the family would like to have donations made in
Connor's name made to
Sudden Infant Death Resource Center, School of Social Welfare/Health
Sciences Center L2, Room 111 State University of New York at Stony
Brook, NY 11794-8232
Calling hours for Connor are on Monday December 31st,
2018 at Babcock funeral home in Ravena, NY from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
There will be a church service at Immaculate Conception at 10:00 am
in Glenville, NY on Wednesday January 2, 2019.