Robert A. Babcock, age 101, died peacefully at Seneca Nursing and Rehab Center in Waterloo, on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 with members of his family at his side.

The family will receive friends from 11:00am to Noon on Monday, December 29, 2014 at Covert Funeral Home in Ovid. A Memorial Service to commemorate his life will then be held at Noon, officiated by Pastor Dave Spencer of Seneca Community Church. Prayers of Committal will be held at Mt. Green Cemetery in Romulus. Kindly consider a donation in Robert's memory to the Seneca Nursing & Rehab Center, Patient Activities Fund, 200 Douglas Drive, Waterloo, NY 13165, in lieu of flowers.

Robert was born in Interlaken, NY on August 9, 1913, the son of Frank and Fra (Fulkerson) Babcock. He left school at an early age to help on the family farm. Robert worked at the Interlaken Canning Factory and various trucking companies before he started a long career with the Seneca County Highway Department as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver. He and his wife, Marian enjoyed many years at their home on Cayuga Lake, square dancing and travelling together over their 73 years of marriage. He was an avid woodworker and a true "Jack of all trades". Most importantly, he truly loved spending time with his beloved family.

He is survived by his five generations; his daughters, Nonie Morrell of Romulus and Kathleen ( William) Pagano of Waterloo, 11 grandchildren, 20 great grand children, 19 great great grandchildren and 7 great great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian in 2005 and by his brother, Jack and his son in law, Robert Morrell.

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