Fabian "Chick" Baron, 85, of Great Falls, a retired shop superintendent for the City of Great Falls, died of natural causes Sunday, Nov. 11, at his residence.
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Visitation is 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. today at Schnider Funeral Home. His vigil service is 7 p.m. tonight at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. His funeral liturgy is 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Interment with military honors will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Fabian "Chick" Baron was born May 15, 1927, to Jacob and Bridget Baron, with two sisters, Mary Ellen McCallum, Rosalie Taylor, and two brothers, Albert and Edward, who have since deceased.
He met and married Betty Taras on May 3, 1952, and had 60 years of a happy life. With the help of friends and family they built their home from "scratch" and still reside there.
Chick did a tour in Army ordinance in Korea, worked 25 years as a mechanic for Bison Motors and retired in 1992 from the City of Great Falls as shop superintendent for 23 years. He enjoyed putting on the Christmas parties and bbq's for the City of Great Falls, V.F.W. and the Air National Guard. He traveled to many cultures, such as Japan, China, Mexico, Yugoslavia, Hawaii, Alaska, Italy, Panama, Costa Rica, Canada, Venezuela and the Caribbean.
His was a generous and happy spirit, always available to help, loved his family and friends, hard working with a good sense of humor and lived with high standards. He appreciated all his "good friends and neighbors." He will be greatly missed by many.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Baron of Great Falls; two children, Gary J. Baron and Kathleen M. Heitman both of Great Falls; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Kevin Heitman Jr; two great-grandchildren, Kayla and Kyle Smith; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Credit to Delane Bibler, a niece, who wrote the obit for us.
Donations may be given to Peace Hospice, 1101 26th St. S., Great Falls, MT 59405.
Condolences may be posted online at www.schniderfuneralhome.com and/or www.gftribune.com/obituaries.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Nov. 15, 2012