Ralph Francis Babarsky, Sr.

Ralph Francis Babarsky, Sr. 78, of Mount Dora, FL, formerly of Reynoldsville, PA, passed away unexpectedly on October 10, 2018, at his residence.

Ralph was born on May 21, 1940, in DuBois, Pennsylvania to the late William and Anna Kokonoski Babarsky. He was the owner of Century Heating Company of DuBois, PA for many years.

Ralph married Nancy Lyons on February 13, 1971. She survives.

He was an avid coach of both girls and boys junior high and high school basketball, girls’ softball and boys little league baseball. He was a long-time member of the DuBois Beagle Club, winning many trophies and ribbons.

Ralph and Nancy retired to sunny Florida where he enjoyed playing softball, he became known as “The Home Run Hitter”.

Ralph is survived by six daughters; Tammy Bartasavich and her husband Paul of Erie, PA, Tina Sorg and her husband Ben of St. Mary’s, PA, Pam Danver and her husband Tom of Clearfield, PA, Anna Wells and her husband Bill of Reynoldsville, PA, Jill Betton and her husband Don of DuBois, PA and Nancy McCloskey and her fiance Chris Gray of Grand Island, FL; a son Ralph Babarsky Jr. and his wife Melissa of Erie, PA; twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Kathleen Kline

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Baronick Funeral Home, Inc. A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. from the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. with Fr. Jason Feigh officiating. Burial will follow in Morningside Cemetery.

Memorials may be placed with the Sisters of St. Joseph, 5031 West Ridge St., Erie, PA 16506

Online condolences may be sent to www.baronickfuneralhome.com

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