Rod Babich, 75


Rod Babich was born Oct. 23, 1943 and passed on July 23, 2019.

Rod Babich passed away peacefully at the age of 75 at the Abrazo Heart Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. surrounded by his loved ones.

Rod was born in Globe, Ariz. and was a true Globe Tiger Class of 1962, and boy was he a “Rowdy Tiger” at times, but had a heart of gold and would help anyone.

He loved football and played during high school. Rod attended barber school after graduation. When the long hair came into fashion he went to work at the mines. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, especially with the grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling with his wife Anita. But mostly spending time with his family, his dog Alfi and especially his grandchildren-who he had a nickname for each one of them.

Rod was proceeded in death by his parents Ivan (John) and Marguerita (Mary), Sisters Eva and Katherine Ostoich. Brothers John and Marko Babich. Rod is survived by his wife Anita, children Jeff Blake, Amber (David Scott) Bremer and Casey (Joani) Blake. Grandchildren Nolan, Bailey, Blake, Paige, Aron, Chelsea and five great grandchildren. His sister Mary O’Brien, and many nieces and nephews.

He will truly be missed, but he is now pain free and not suffering any longer.

Services are pending at this time.

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