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Theodore P. Babcock, retired optician Aug. 28, 1926 -- Dec. 13, 2006

Theodore P. Babcock of Amherst, an optician, died Wednesday in Sisters Hospital under hospice care. He was 80.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Pine Hill High School and Erie County Technical Institute and served in the Navy during World War II.

Mr. Babcock owned Babcock Optical until 1990. He sold it to Robert Optical but continued working there until he retired in 2001.

Surviving are his wife, Jean M.; a daughter, Margaret; and two brothers, Elbert and William.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:15 a.m. Saturday in Christ the King Catholic Church, 30 Lamarck Drive at Main Street, Snyder.

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