M. John BabbittDecember 22, 1948 ~ May 1, 2016 (age 67)
M. John Babbitt, 67, of Solon, NY, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY, while surrounded by his family.
Born in Watertown, NY on December 22, 1948, John was the son of the late Eugene and Elizabeth Chaufty Babbitt. A longtime resident of the area, he proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps where he saw two tours of duty during the Vietnam Conflict. He retired from Albany International, Homer, NY, after 30 plus years of service. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he dearly loved his family, especially his grandchildren, and spending time outdoors and helping others.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Barbara Gilbert Babbitt; and their children, Teresa “Stacy” (Kevin) Peck and Jeremy Babbitt, all of Homer. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Kailee, Madison, Dawson, Cassidee, LeeAnna, and Logan; brothers, Robert James Babbitt of TX and William Babbitt of NC; a sister, Debra (Kevin) Bradley of Cortland; his mother-in-law, Iva Gilbert, of McGraw; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Tom Babbitt.
In keeping with the wishes of the family, memorial services will be private. Expressions of sympathy in memory of John may be directed to the Golisano Children’s Hospital, One Children’s Circle, Syracuse, NY 13210.