Richard Babcock

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ASHLEY - Richard E. Babcock, 79, of Ashley, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Grady Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 18, 1934, in Sanford, Maine, to Ernest and Eva (Rowe) Babcock. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force during the Korean War and was a member of the VFW Post #3297. He was a retired employee of Marion Power Shovel.

He is survived by two daughters, Virginia Shane of Sunbury, Jean Babcock of Ashley; a son, Richard (Jennifer) of Ashley; four grandchildren, Shalan Shields, Zandra, Casto, Zoey and Luke Babcock; a sister, Eva Babcock; a brother, John both of Maine and a special companion, Ruby Smith of Ashley.

He was preceded in death by his wife Anne in 2010.

Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Robinson Funeral Home where services will be held at 11am Monday with Rev. David Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at

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Published in The Delaware Gazette from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2014
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