Joseph “”Joe”” Chester Babiak, 73 years, of Temperance, MI passed away on March 2, 2019 in Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, PA. The son of Joseph and Stella (Czajkowski) Babiak he was born on October 11, 1945 in Toledo, OH.
Joseph attended Woodard High School where he was all district wrestler champion with 18 wins and 2 losses. He was all city football player his senior year where he played as the outside linebacker. After high school he went onto the University of Toledo where he played two years of football under head coach Frank Lautenberg.
He worked in the Freight Industry including Babcock Dairy, Wilson Freight, Branch Freight and retiring from CCX Freight.
An avid skier, Joe and his wife would ski all over the country being gone 70 to 80 days a year. Besides skiing he also was an avid golfer playing 100 to 110 rounds a golf a year with his wife and friends. He played for 10 years in the St. Vincent Hospital Golf League.
Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Joyce “”Jingles”” Babiak; brother, Ed (Lynda) Babiak; niece, Chrissi (Kevin) Smith; nephew, Steve (Erin) Babiak; great-nephews, Devin Schieck and Cameron Babiak; great-nieces, Kayleigh Smith, Karrigan Smith, Kendal Smith and Ellie Babiak. He was preceded in death by his parents former sister-in-law, Kathy Babiak.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Urbanski’s Bedford Funeral Chapel 8300 Lewis Ave Temperance, MI. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church 8330 Lewis Ave Temperance, MI. at 11:00 a.m. where he will lie in state after 10:00 a.m. in the narthex. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the church.