Walter Babiak, 85, of Nova, Ohio, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at his home.
Mr. Babiak was born in Baligrod, Poland, son of Anton and Marra (Szpak) Babiak, now deceased. He lived in Germany, Australia and Cleveland, moving to Nova in 1959. While in Poland he was a member of the Ukrainian partisans who battled both the Soviet and Nazi forces.
He and his wife owned and operated Wally's Grocery Store in Nova from 1959-68. They then built the Continental Country Store in Nova in 1969. Walter was well known for repairing clocks.
Walter is survived by two daughters, Angela Robertson of Nova and Gisela (Paul) Mattingly of Chippewa Lake, Ohio; and a grandson, Robert Robertson of Nova; two nephews, Zen Babiak of North Royalton, Ohio, and Ihor Babiak of Cleveland.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria, in October; a son-in-law, Dick Robertson; three sisters; and two brothers.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. Tuesday until a memorial service at 7 p.m. at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London. Brother Harry Finkbone will officiate.
Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church Nova Community, 257 Ohio 511, Nova, OH 44859.
Condolences may be made at eastmanfuneralhome.com.