Gerald W. "Jake" VanBuren, 95, of Penn Yan passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2013 with his loving family by his side.

Jake was born on November 25, 1917 in Troy, Pa., the son of the late Harry and Charlotte VanBuren.
He was a World War II Veteran, former Prisoner of War and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
Jake was survived by his children, Craig VanBuren of Penn Yan and Chris (Kurt) Kubli ofCanandaigua, and two grandchildren, KC Kubli and Kara Kubli. Jake was always happy, loved to tell jokes and his grandchildren were the light of his life!

Memorial donations may be made to Yates County Humane Society - Shelter of Hope.
A graveside service with military honors will be held in the spring.