Gary A. Babcock

NEGAUNEE TWP, MI – Gary Alan Babcock, 55, of Hoist Rd., Negaunee Township, entered eternal life Saturday, June 17, 2017 at his home.

Gary was born August 14, 1961 in Ishpeming to Charles and Gloria (Saari) Babcock, graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of ’79 and was a lifelong area resident. He worked in maintenance at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility, retiring in 2016 with 36 yrs. of service with the facility.

Mr. Babcock was a member of the Charlie Lakes Campers Association. Gary was also a member of Red Fox Run Golf Club, and was proud to have shot a hole-in-one at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking and anything else that could be done in the woods. Gary loved being at camp, and enjoyed getting together with his friends for weekly saunas. He was proud to take two trips to Arizona with his sister to surprise his parents and could also say he was one of few people to successfully climb Superstition Mountain while in Arizona. Gary was the family ‘handyman’ who was always willing to give a hand when called on. Above all, he was a loving and devoted father who cherished his beloved children.

Surviving are his loving parents, Charles and Gloria Babcock of Marquette; son, Aaron Babcock of Ishpeming; daughter, Meghann Babcock of Ishpeming; brothers, Dennis Babcock of Ishpeming and Greg (Teri) Babcock of Suomi Location; sister, Peggy Seaver of Beaver Grove; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Chester and Myrtle Babcock; and maternal grandparents, Carl and Violet Saari.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, June 27th at Koskey Funeral Home from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm. The family will greet relatives and friends for a pot-luck style dinner at the Negaunee Township Hall immediately following services on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that memorial contributions be directed to Gary’s children.

Gary’s memorial page may be viewed at koskey funeralhome.com, where memories and condolences may be shared.

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