Joel Babas, age 79 of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., passed in his sleep on January 26, 2018. Joel is survived by his loving wife Linda of 54 years, his son Jeff, daughter Jennifer, grandsons Zachary, Jacob and Jonathan, sisters, brothers, and brothers in laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Joel graduated from Lynbrook High School in 1957 and received a Bachelor's Degree in Business from NYU, where he was a proud fraternity brother of AEPI. Upon college graduation he enlisted in the. U.S. ARMY, where he worked on Projects Nike and Hercules. Joel's greatest achievements were creating a loving happy home, making people laugh and being the patriarch of the family. Joel enjoyed fishing, traveling, photography, theatre, and spending time with family. He was generous with his love and humor and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Friends, family and others lives he has touched are welcome to pay their respects on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at 11:00 A.M., at Vassar Temple, 140 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 12601. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery, Vineyard Ave., Highland N. Y. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at www.wmgmillerfuneralhome.com
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