John "Ted" Theodore Babola
John "Ted" Theodore Babola, 83, of Fort Pierce, FL, formerly of Port Allegany, PA, died Thursday (September 1, 2016) at The Lynmoore in Fort Pierce, FL, with his Daugherty by his side.
He was born June 18, 1933 in Port Allegany, a son of John and Lillian Chapin Babola, On Jan. 10, 1966 in Olean NY, he married Linda K. VanGorder, who died Sept. 21, 2006.
|Korean War Veteran|
Mr. Babola was a graduate of Port Allegany High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956.
Mr. Babola was a employed by Pittsburgh Corning Corp, of Port Allegany.
He was a hometown favorite, famous for his vegetable gardening. He loved hunting and fishing. He moved to Ft. Pierce, FL in 2010 and lived with his daughter, Peggy.
He is survived by
two daughters: Peggy Babola Donohue of Melbourne Beach, FL, and Kimberly Babola of Olean, NY
one son: Jason (Bridget) "Rocky" Babola of Bradford, PA
three Grandchildren, five great-grandchildren
one sister: Joyce Kelley of Port Allegany, PA
and several nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Patricia Fiem
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, from 6-8 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 105 N. Main St., Port Allegany, PA.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 10:00 am from St. Mary's Church, Newell Creek, with the Rev. Philip Pinczewski, Pastor of St. Callistus Church, Kane, as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Port Allegany Honor Guard. A Christian Wake service will be conducted at 7:30 P.M. on Wed. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Port Allegany VFW. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.