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Adrian "Ace" Babicek
May 8, 1951 ~ August 13, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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On Sunday, August 13, 2023, after a long hard-fought battle with serious medical issues the Angels in Heaven swept down upon Adrian “Ace” Babicek (72) and gathered him up carrying him to heaven to be with his family. He peacefully passed away at Ideal Living Center lovingly surrounded by his wife and family.
Adrian will be forever remembered by his wife, Maria Silvestri and their children Alan (Marcy) Slocum and Matthew Slocum whom he loved dearly and treasured as his family. He was a devoted grandfather to Maya, Shyanne, Evan, Madelyn and Olivia, loving brother of Al (Coleen), Tim (Karen) and Greg Babicek, devoted to his mother-in-law Elena Silvestri and sister-in law Patty Salati, and Andrea (Troy) Erney. Adrian was an amazing uncle to his nieces and nephews, Tracie (Tom), Shelly (Dave), Jason (Melissa), Josh (Cierra), Brian (Colleen), David, Alexandra and Nolan, as well as their children who meant the world to him. Adrian treated them as if they were his own for which his family will be eternally grateful. Adrian was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Rose Babicek, father-in-Law Pietro Silvestri, grandparents John and Maria (Juriga) Matson, Joseph and Ann Babicek, his niece Erin Babicek, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins whom he loved dearly.
Adrian graduated from Seton Catholic High School in 1970. He attended Hudson Valley Community College where he played baseball as a pitcher. His team was recently inducted into the college’s Baseball Hall of Fame. He began his career at Endicott Johnson Corporation, moving onto the Binghamton Water Department and then finished his career at IBM. Ace enjoyed riding motorcycles and watching sports, specifically the Yankees and the Giants. He loved celebrating holidays with his family, most of all Christmas. We will remember his Christmas spirit this year and every year. Adrian loved going on family vacations, and any occasion where he got to spend time with those that he cherished the most. Adrian was a caring and lovable man who, throughout his lifetime, devoted himself to his faith and the people around him. He always looked at the brighter things in life and saw the best in everything. Adrian never spoke negatively about anyone. He remained a faithful Christian for his entire life. We know that God is pleased to have one of His kind and generous angels back in his arms, where he belongs. He will be sorely missed by those on earth.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 18, 2023, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 37 Fayette St, Binghamton, NY. at 10am. Visitation will be held from 9am to 10am at the church. Entombment will be at Calvary Cemetery, 501 Fairview St, Johnson City, NY.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.