Jahaquin "Bob" Galvan
1940 - 2021
January 13, 1940
January 19, 2021
Jahaquin "Bob" Galvan, 81, of Grand Island died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at home with his loving family at his side.
A celebration of life service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan 23, at All Faiths Funeral Home. Daniel Naranjo will officiate. Burial of ashes will follow in the Grand Island Cemetery. Military honors will be rendered by the U.S. Air Force and United Veterans Honor Guard.
Livestreaming of the service can be viewed at All Faiths Funeral Home Facebook page. To help protect others, face masks are required. Bob's wish, in lieu of flowers, was to please donate to the non-profit or scholarship of your choice.
Bob was born Jan. 13, 1940, in Grand Island, the son of Secundino and Isabelle (Martinez) Galvan. He attended Grand Island Senior High and from there he enlisted in the United States Air Force at the age of 17, June 1957. He retired from the Air Force following 20 years of service.
Bob married the love of his life, Sofie Salinas, July 29, 1958, and together they had six children, residing most of their life on Jefferson Street, where the rooms were filled with laughter and sleepovers with all 15 grandkids and 15 great-grandkids. They provided nurturing love and support to their granddaughter, Melody, as if she were their own daughter.
Those left to cherish his memory are wife, Bessie Frith; many family members and friends, including Jenny Richardson and Bessie Frith; his children, Monica (Chris) Galvan, Melissa Kennedy, Timothy (Jennifer) Galvan and Valerie (Todd) Schaefer; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jesse Galvan, Mikie Galvan, Johnny Galvan; sisters, Nicolasa Perez, Emily Soto and Sheila Sanchez.
He was preceded in death by sons, Timothy Scott Galvan and Bobby Jahaquin Galvan; wife, Sofie Salinas Galvan; and very dear and special friend, Jenny Jenkins Richardson.
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Published by The Grand Island Independent on Jan. 22, 2021.
All Faiths Funeral Home
2929 South Locust, Grand Island, NE 68801
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Prayers and condolence to all the family. So, sorry for your loss. Growing up as a kid, Bob was the big cousin who would be home on leave. He would say, he joined, the USA, sky blue Airforce. I have fond memories of sitting around the kitchen table. There were sounds of laughter,jokes and playing cards..One summer I had a fun road trip. Bob drove me to Omaha. I met his children and other family whom I had not known or seen for over fifty years. It was such a nice time. The last time I saw Jahaquin,"Bob" Galvan was sitting at his kitchen table.There was remiiniscing, fun and laughter. I will always think of him,as Bobby with his big smile and laughter. May he rest in peace . God bless y'all and comfort the family through this time and days ahead. With prayers , and lots of love, Mary Jane
Mary Jane Padilla, Dallas
January 23, 2021
we are sending prayers to the entire galvan family he will truly be missed
jerry and rosie florez
January 23, 2021
We are sending prayers for the entire family. We have many memories with him at all the Galvan events. He will be missed.
Jim and Debbie Neubert
January 22, 2021
Our prayers are with the Galvan Family. God bless.
Tom and Leona Aguilar
January 22, 2021
Bessie-I´m so very sorry for your loss. You are in ALL our thoughts & prayers
Stacie, Broc, Bethany & Ris Collins
January 21, 2021
Our prayers are with the family, may our Lord give you peace and strength.
Robert & Sally Melgoza
January 21, 2021