Ross Vander Ark, son of Ron and Alison Vander Ark, went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 26, 2021 after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 49 years old. He leaves behind his parents and his brother, Ryan. He was a veteran of the U S Navy. A Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the VA National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ.
Alison, I am so very sorry to hear about your son. You and your family are in my thought and prayers.my most sincere condolences.
MR CHRISTOPHER B CLARK
DEAR RON & ALISON, I’M SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT ROSS MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL LOVE CHRIS CLARK. HE & I WE’RE CLOSE FRIENDS.
Ruth Valencia (Hugen)
Dear Ron, Alison and Ryan,
I will always have very precious memories of all of you. Ross was the sweetest child, sensitive, funny and a joy to be around. When I babysat, Ross and Ryan were both part of the reason that I decided I’d like to have kids of my own. My favorite memory of Ross is putting baby Ross on the floor of the walk-in closet of the hotel room so he could rest in the quiet away from lights and noise. He was so easy going. I remember lying down next to him until he fell asleep, and I remember praying for both the boys. Those were some of the best moments of my life.
I’m proud to be a part of your church family, and your family will be on my mind and in my prayers as you mourn the loss of your precious son and brother. I am so happy that I was able to reconnect with both Ross and Ryan in the last few years. I remember Ross got a kick out of the fact that my service dog was named Ross. God be with you all as you mourn.
Ron, Alison and Ryan- I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your son and brother. I prayed for him over the years and now my thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve this tremendous loss. May the Lord sustain you and comfort you as only he can. Mourning with you. Greta
Ron, Allison and family- I’m so sorry to read of your loss! My sincere sympathy to you all! On Christ the Solid Rock we stand! Donna DenBleyker
My heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Ross. Although I never met him I prayed for him. I truly do admire the positive attitude he had when battling cancer. Ron and Alison and Ryan my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know Ross is at peace with our Lord and Savior and is no longer in any pain. May our Lord bless you and keep you in His care.
Dear Ron, Alison, and Ryan:
When I was in Junior High I remember taking care of Ryan and little baby Ross. I was very sadden by the news of his death. I hope you will find comfort in your faith. “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast. To him be the power forever and ever. Amen”
So very sorry to hear this, our family loved Ross very much. He was a sweet, good natured guy who loved the Lord. Peace and condolences to you♥
Alison: I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My most sincere condolences.