Jerry Babcock, known as Jake to his loved ones, of Astoria and Walden, NY, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022, in Astoria, Queens at the age of 88.
The son of the late Isaac and Anna Rowe Babcock, he was born September 2, 1933 in Walden, NY, a town he loved and would return to frequently with his family. He was a Korean War veteran and enjoyed a lifelong love of cars as a diesel mechanic.
A true handyman, Jerry could fix anything and was a marvel of craftsmanship, especially as the foreman of any projects around the house. Along with his passion for and intricate knowledge of cars and the industrial arts, he enjoyed war and Western films, Johnny Cash, jelly donuts, and Hallmark movies. But his greatest love was always his family.
He is survived by his wife Anne, children Gerald and Irene, grandchildren Gregory and Johnathan, great-granddaughter Jaylin, and countless friends and loved ones who will always cherish his wisdom, effortless ability to make us laugh, and selflessness.
Visitation will be Thursday January 13, 2022, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm, at Millspaugh Funeral Home, 22 Bank St., Walden, NY 12586.
A Mass of Christian burial will be Friday, January 14, 2022, at 10:30am at Most Precious Blood,42 Walnut St., Walden, NY.
Burial will be in Wallkill Valley Cemetery in Walden, NY.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his honor to the Walden Ambulance Corps, the Walden Fire Department, or the Hudson Valley Honor Flight.
Town of Montgomery Volunteer Ambulance Corps
PO Box 25, Walden, NY 12586, AB
Walden Fire Department
P.O. Box 268, Walden NY 12586
Hudson Valley Honor Flight
PO Box 375, Walden, NY 12586, AB