The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

November 22, 2012

Margaret J. Babik

The Tribune-Democrat

JOHNSTOWN — BABIK – Margaret J. “MumMum,” 83, Johnstown, died Nov. 21, 2012, at the Palliative Care Unit of Memorial Medical Center. Born Sept. 8, 1929, in Johnstown, daughter of Stephen and Teresa (Sveda) Dlhosh. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Emil, Milo Cyril, John, Albert, Gustave and Stephen; sisters, Theresa and Mary; and three siblings who were infants. Survived by husband, William J. Babik Sr.; children, Jean, wife of John “Jack” Lynch, Greencastle; William Jr., married to the former Susan Bronner, St. Marys; and Patricia, wife of Jon Billow; and Katrin, wife of Patrick O’Donnell, both of Johnstown; grandchildren, Renae and Heather Billow; Megan Billow-Berchik; Katilan, Vincent and Shawn O’Donnell; William III, Emil, Emily and Isaac Babik; Tessa Flaherty; and Joshua and Jeremy Lynch; great-grandchildren, D’Naysia and Danika Billow, Madyson Billow-Berchick, Amaya O’Donnell and Logan Flaherty; along with three more great-grandchildren on the way. She was a 1947 graduate of Johnstown Catholic High and was employed by Kay Artley dress factory and was a cook at St. Stephen’s School cafeteria. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially grand- and great-grandchildren, as well as going to bingo and basket parties. Member of the former St. Stephen Catholic Church, where she was in the ladies guild and choir. Also a member of the 1st Catholic Slovak Ladies Association. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., 710 Broad St., where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Franciscan Friars, Conv. The family would like to thank Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries, Conemaugh Hospice and Conemaugh Hospital for all of their help and support. Condolences can be sent to the family at

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