ALEXANDRIA BAY, NY – Faye G. Babcock, 79, County Route 1, Alexandria Bay, NY, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Jan. 12, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, surrounded by his family.
He was born July 30, 1939, in Watertown, NY,a son of Delbert and Lillian Dickie Babcock. He graduated from General Brown Central School. He served in the US Army and the Army Reserves.
He married Carol Bruyns on Sept. 9, 1966, in Dexter, NY.
Faye began his career in banking with Marine Midland Bank in 1958, where he worked for over 20 years. He then worked for Jefferson National Bank, and then for Redwood National Bank, where he retired as manager of the Alexandria Bay branch. After his retirement from banking, Faye worked for several years as a sales representative for the North Shore Oil Company, West Monroe, NY.
He was a member of the Evans Mills Lions Club and the Alexandria Bay Rotary Club, where he was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship award. He was also a member of the vestry of the Church of the St. Lawrence, Alexandria Bay.
He was an avid golfer, and had a passion for the St. Lawrence River.
Besides his wife Carol, he is survived by his daughter Katrina Keefe, her husband Dave, and his granddaughters Molly and Maggie Keefe, and a sister Nancy Weiler of Adams, NY.
He was predeceased by three brothers, George, Dickie and James Babcock.
Calling hours and memorial services are planned for the spring. Memorial donations may be made to the Foundation for Community Betterment, Alexandria Bay Chapter, PO Box 358, Arnold, MD 21012, or the Alzheimer’s Association of CNY Chapter, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204.