Thursday, February 8, 2018

Charles E. Babcock

Lawrenceville, Georgia - Charles E. Babcock, 85, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Lawrenceville following brief illness. He was born on March 30, 1932 in Wellsville, the son of the late C. Gerald and Mildred (Rogers) Babcock. He was first married on June 27, 1959 in New York Mills, NY to Patricia Mielnick who predeceased him. On June 19, 1976 he married Marilyn Sofranko who predeceased him in 2011.

Charles resided in Wellsville until 1944 when his family moved to Belmont. He was a 1950 graduate of Belmont High School. He served with the U. S. Army, and graduated from Alfred State College in 1956. He began his career as an electrical engineer with Unisys in Utica, NY, until the company moved him to Bristol, TN and later to Philadelphia. At one point in his career he was involved with the computerization of Cuba Cheese in Cuba, NY. After retirement he resided Atlanta, GA and Louisiana. 

He is survived by a daughter, Kelly Babcock of Lawrenceville GA, two step daughters, Paula McKinney and Carolyn Sofranko, one brother, Daniel Babcock, two sisters, Francelia Hamlin, and Barbara Dunn, three sisters-in-law, Sally O’Donoghue, Becky Babcock and Francis Babcock, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by three brothers, Richard, James and David Babcock and two brothers-in-law, Edgar Hamlin and Charles Dunn. 

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