Dolores Gorni Babyak

January 6, 1924December 23, 2012

Dolores Babyak (nee Gorni) of Avon, passed away peacefully in her sleep after a brief illness on December 23, 2012. She was born in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania and later lived in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, where she graduated from high school. Dolores then moved to Cleveland with her family where she met Harry Babyak whom she married in 1943. Dolores worked for General Electric and White Motors from where she eventually retired as a secretary. She was a longtime active member of Holy Trinity Parish and their Ladies Guild, she enjoyed gardening, exercising and reading, but especially enjoyed baking cakes, cookies and pies for friends and family. Dolores will be remembered as the loving mother of Penelope White and aunt of David (Annette) Selestak, all of Avon, and she will be fondly remembered by numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry, her mother Mary Rodriguez, her sister Pam Selestak and her nephew Paul Selestak.

A memorial mass will be held to honor Dolores 10am Friday, January 4, 2013, at Holy Trinity Church 33601 Detroit Rd. Avon. Inurnment will be at Resthaven Memory Garden in Avon.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Dolores’s name to the Salvation Army Northeast Ohio Division in Elyria, 716 Broad St. Elyria, OH 44035 .


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Michael Bandrup

May 31, 2013

Delores had a vitality that belied her years. She was like a second mother to me. I too, remember holiday meals with her and Pennie..All delicious with exquisite deserts. She will be missed.

Penelope White

January 15, 2013

Mom, you will always be loved very dearly and missed very much in my heart and in the hearts of many others.

Sue Hurbanek

January 5, 2013

So sorry to hear of Delores's passing. I hadn't seen her a the library lately. The Babyaks of Canonsburg PA were friends of my parents many years ago, and that is how I got to know Harry and Delores when I moved here 30 years ago. She was such an active and vital woman. May she rest in peace with Harry! Sue Wachtler Hurbanek

Tom Hemminger

January 4, 2013

I am sorry to hear about "aunt" Dolores passing away. I have fond memories of her from my youth.

Marsha Suess

January 3, 2013

I am so sad to hear of Dolores passing. Dolores was one of the first persons I met at EMH.She was a very generous,kind hearted person. She was always encouraging when I was down and I will always remeber her loving smile just like in the picture. May you rip dear friend. You will always be remembered. May you find peace and happiness in heaven. You were one of the best !!! My smypathy to family may god help you through this difficult time.

Brad & Ginny Hawes

December 29, 2012

Our thoughts are with Dolores' family. She was a giving and vibrant person.