Walter C. Babel II, born March 23, 1947 in Chicago, IL, at rest on February 13, 2013. He spent his early years in Ogdensburg, NY, graduating from Ogdensburg Free Academy HS in 1965. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1967. Returning to Buffalo, N.Y. he met and married his childrens mother Dee. He joined the U.S. Air Force Reserve in the 70s and retired with the rank of Master Sergeant after 25 years of service, eventually settling in Middleport, NY. Walt is survived by his children Walter III (Kathy), Larry, Tammy (James) Manning, sister Diane Babel-Topping, brother Greg Antalek, sister Gayle (Joseph) Deskovich, grandchildren Ethan, Megan, Jake and Hunter. He is loved by many nieces, nephews, and cousins, Also survived by four loving Aunts, and his second wife Audrey and her children Jeremy and Carrie.
He was predeceased in death by his first wife Dee, father Walter C. Babel Sr., stepmother Beatrice Babel, mother Katherine (Marshall) Antalek, and stepfather Frank Antalek. He was president of Avery-Hall Co. Walt traveled the world. He was the master of a sharp sense of humor and loved to make everyone laugh. The world is much quieter with him gone. His wishes were for cremation and interment at Arlington National Cemetery with his father. Burial plans are pending.