Philip Luther Babick

WANTAGE - Philip Luther Babick, 56, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Born to Michael and Pearl Babick in Newark, he lived in Reading, Pa., and then Lebanon, Pa., for 10 years, then Sussex for two years before moving to Wantage six years ago.

Mr. Babick worked as a painter for Warwick Kitchen and Bath for four years before retiring in 2009. He was a friend of Bill W. for 34 years and loved music, old cars, riding his tractor, movies and people, and was a gifted handyman who donated his time to help others. He adored his stepdaughter.

Mr. Babick is the devoted son of Pearl Babick, of Sussex. Stepfather of Rebecca Hunter, of Jacksonville, N.C. Dear brother of Michael Babick of Clearfield, Pa., Christopher Babick of Chester, Kathryn McFarlane of Wantage and Virginia Wilson of Sussex. Nephew of Christene Fox of Cherry Hill and Donald Leming of Phoenix, Ariz. Cherished by many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Memorial service will be at noon Saturday, Nov. 17, at the First Baptist Church of Sussex, 4 East Main St., Sussex. Cremation was private by Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third St., Sussex. Memorial donations to , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 would be appreciated. Information and condolences can be found at

Published in The New Jersey Herald on Nov. 11, 2012