JOSEPH F. "BABO" BABICH HOBART, IN FORMERLY OF GLEN PARK
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Joseph F. "Babo" Babich, age 91 of Hobart, formerly of Glen Park passed away on Friday, August 5, 2011. He is survived by his three children: Margaret (Thomas) Thornton of Hot Springs, AR, Joseph R. (late Cindy) Babich of Clearwater, FL, Evette (Paul Thornton) Babich of Mission, TX; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister, Rosemary (Robert) Gard of Crown Point. Preceded in death by wife, Katherine; daughter, Marianne Vale; brother, Thomas Babich. A retired milkman from Bowman Dairy and Dixie Dairy, former employee of Budd Company, and worked at Tri-City Bowling and Merri-Bowl. A member of St. Joseph the Worker Church and Holy Name Society, C.C.U., C.F.U. Lodge #170, Knights of Columbus Msgr. Ryder Council 4047, American Legion Post # 207. Joseph was a Navy Veteran of World War II and also a member of the Northwest Bowling Hall of Fame. Family and friends may call Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service (6360 Broadway, Merrillville, IN) on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM with an American Legion service at 4:30 PM and a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7:00 PM Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 9:30 AM at the Pruzin Brothers Chapel and 10:00 AM at St. Joseph the Worker (330 East 45th Ave, Gary, IN) with Rev. Steve Loncar officiating. At rest Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, IN. Family and friends may share an online condolence or memory at www.pruzinfuneralservice.com
Published in The Times from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, 2011