Wantage Twp., NJ: Orin Benjamin Babcock, Sr., 82 years old, died after a short illness at Newton Medical Center on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Born to Chauncy Lester and Ella Jane Babcock in Vernon Twp., NJ, he has been a resident of the Sussex/Wantage area all his life.
Orin worked for SREC and Jersey Central Power and Light before retiring in 1997. He then worked full time at his lawn service that he owned for over 50 years. He was a 45 year member of the Wantage Fire Department, Colesville Company #2, a member of the Sussex Elks and the New Jersey State Fire Police.
Orin is predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Veronica “Roni” Babcock and his daughter, Debi Mankovich and is the devoted father of Orin B. Babcock, Jr. of Milford, PA and Kathleen DeMott and her husband, Paul of Wantage Twp., NJ. Loving grandfather of Scott Mankovich, Vanessa Phelps, Alicia Herold, Branden Babcock, Benjamin and Rebekah DeMott. Cherished by 9 great grandchildren and his cats.
Private burial services by Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to Debi Mankovich Library Memorial, 18501 Cypress Lake Glen Blvd., Orlando, FL 32820 would be appreciated.