John A. VanBezooijen Jr. - January 23, 2012

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 SELKIRK John A. VanBezooijen Jr., known to everyone as "Jack Van", 82, passed away Monday, January 23, 2012 after a long illness. Jack was born in Connecticut and has lived in Selkirk for many years. He was a Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War. Survivors include his companion, Shirley Geel Martin; children, John A. VanBezooijen III and Vanessa Thomas; step-children, Sharon Leonard, Charlotte (James) Locastro, Robert (Tracy) Geel, Linda (Richard) Swain, Rodney (Alice) Geel and Sandra (Mark) Schrowang; 17 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 27 at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena. Burial will be in the spring. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m.