HESLOP - Henry Babcock Age 84, of Hilton Head, SC, passed away peacefully on October 28, 2013. An educator, devoted father and grandfather, and avid golfer, he was born in Pittsburg, PA to John and Alice Heslop on March 23, 1929. Hank spent his childhood in Newfield, NY and graduated from Ithaca College in 1950. He earned a graduate degree in public school administration from Penn State University. Early in his professional career he was a teacher with the Trumansburg Central School system, and moved into public school administration as the high school principal and later Superintendent of Schools at Odessa Montour Central School. He finished his career as the Superintendent of Pioneer Central School in Arcade NY. He was well known in upstate New York collegiate and high school athletics officiating football, basketball, soccer, and baseball. He was a former member of Watkins Glen Golf Club, Soaring Eagles Golf Club, Springville Country Club, and Port Royal Golf Club. He is survived by his wife Leanne, brother Albert, sister Bettebelle (Howard) Kidder, his son Jeff, daughter Jennifer (Rob) Erickson, step daughter Annlea (Tom) Rumfola, and stepson's Bob (Martha) Chaddock, Tom (Susan) Chaddock, and Jon Chaddock, and fifteen grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Services that will be celebrated on November 8th, 2013 at St. Luke's Church in Hilton Head Island at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Luke's Church c/o "Church Mouse Thrift Shop" 78 Arrow Rd. Cypress Square Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 and or the Glory Center of WNY 3671 Southwestern Blvd. Suite 213 Orchard Park, NY 14127. Arrangements by the JAMES W. CANNAN FUNERAL HOME, INC; Online condolences at www.CANNANFH.com
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Published in the Buffalo News on Nov. 3, 2013