Michael J. Babuka, Sr. of Niles passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 4:08 p.m. in Mercy Health - St. Joseph Warren Hospital. He was 70 years old.
Mike was born in Warren on May 23, 1951, the son of the late Mike and Evelyn Oiler Babuka.
He attended Niles McKinley Schools and proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. Mike retired from Niles Expanded Metals where he was a laborer.
Mr. Babuka was a jokester and would do anything to make a person smile. He enjoyed playing guitar in a band, throwing horseshoes, shooting pool, and playing cards, especially poker. He was an avid football fan. He loved his family greatly, enjoying the role of being grandfather to his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a loving and caring husband and father and will be greatly missed.
Mike is survived by his wife, Judy Boyle Babuka, who he married on April 18, 1970; children, Patty (Jake) Goldsmith of Howland, Chrissy (Carl) Bube of Wintersville, Krystal (Todd) Hickox of Niles, and Michael J. Babuka Jr. of Niles; 3 siblings, Rachel Babuka Worrell, Arthur Babuka, and Mary Babuka Romesberg; 12 grandchildren, Jimmy (Jenn), Vickie (Paul), Allanna (Marcus), Paige (Justin), Bethanie (Nate), Courtnie (Dustin), Brandon, Sierra, Chayse, Bella, Landon and Michael; and 7 great-grandchildren, James, Aubree, Jennica, Myles, Ethan, Kaidence and Zane.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Babuka was preceded in death by his brother Frank and his sister Carole.
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Calling hours will be on Monday, October 11, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.
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