Donald G. Babo

Born: Wed., Dec. 18, 1929
Died: Tue., May 16, 2017


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., May 19, 2017
Location: Praise Cathedral Church of God

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., May 20, 2017
Location: Praise Cathedral Church of God

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Donald G. Babo, age 87, of Ripley, NY, passed away peacefully Tuesday May 16, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born December 18, 1929 in Erie, PA a son of the late Leo C. and B. Lucille (Kessler) Babo. Donald graduated in 1948 from Millcreek High School in Erie, PA. Donald served during the Korean War with the United States Army in the 101st Airborne division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. In 1954 he married Marjorie Fisher of Ripley, NY and as a united couple they worked and started their own businesses: Babo’s Greenhouse, grape farm, Town n’ Country Flower & Gift Shop, and his excavating business.
In his spare time he loved spending time with family and enjoyed meeting with friends every morning at Meeder’s Restaurant. He also loved driving around the countryside visiting with many people and enjoyed talking with them and getting to know them. He was a loving husband, father, and grandpa to his family. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Marjorie O. (Fisher) Babo, son Kevin J. Babo, brother Richard L. Babo, Sr., sister Dorothy A Bullock, and parents Leo C. and B. Lucille Babo.
Remembered by his sister Esther (Babo) Reynolds of Rock Hill, SC; children Doug Babo (Kathy) of North East, PA, Dr. Mark Babo (Doreen) of Sacramento, CA, Joyce Keith (Harold) of North East, PA, James Babo (Chris) of Maple Grove, MN; 12 grandchildren - Christopher (Becky), Heather (Dale), Jason (Kelli), Dominic, Mercy, Grace, Nicholas (Tiffany), Brandon (Jessica), Mitchell, Macy, Sophie, Christian; 10 great-grandchildren - Ellie, Lauren (Mike), Justin, Ryan, Onolee, Jacob, Landan, Kaemon, Logan, Hadley; 3 great-great grandchildren - Brianna, Austin, and Alaina.
Family and Friends are invited to call at the Praise Cathedral Church of God, 5335 Route 89, North East, PA.  Viewing hours are Friday, May 19 from 2 - 8, Funeral Service will be Saturday, 10 AM, interment to follow at Quincy Cemetery in Ripley, NY with Full Military Honors. Donations in his memory can be made to Heal Our World, PO Box 601085, Sacramento, CA 95864 or to The North East Community Nurses, 7 Park St., North East, PA 16428.

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Linda Corsi/Gerlach's Floral
   Posted Thu May 18, 2017
Remembering Don with fondness, he always was so happy and full of life when he made his stops at Gerlachs in Erie. My sympathies to his family.

Dan and Sharon Foster
   Posted Thu May 18, 2017
To all of Babo family, we are so sorry for your loss, what a great man Don was loved his smile and a great asset to Ripley community and surrounding areas. He will be missed but now at peace.

Dan and Sharon Foster

Connie Wright Middleton
   Posted Sun May 21, 2017
Prayers for your whole family at this time ... Don was a great man <3

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