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Lillian Babinka, a former longtime resident of Parkdale Avenue and, more recently, of The Ridgewood at the Shenango Valley, both in Hermitage, passed away at 9 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 8, 2018) in the transitional care unit of Sharon Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. She was 95.
Mrs. Babinka was born Dec. 1, 1922, in Farrell, a daughter of the late Zigmond and Bertha (Bogdan) Nemeth.
She was a 1940 alumna of Farrell High School and attended what is now Edinboro University.
Lillian retired as a supervisor in 1984 from the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare, Hermitage, where she was employed for more than 15 years. She also worked at the former General American Transportation Corp. (GATX) during World War II.
Lillian was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Hermitage and enjoyed knitting and card playing.
Her husband, Michael Babinka, Jr., whom she married Aug. 3, 1940, passed away May 30, 2001.
She is survived by: a daughter, Judith Mineo and her husband Anthony, Sharon; a son, Michael D. "Mickey" Babinka and his companion Jane Kelly, Brandon, Fla.; three grandchildren, Anthony J. Mineo and his wife Jennifer, Chardon, Ohio, Leah McMahon and her husband Shamus, Valley City, Ohio, and Noah Mineo and his wife Zimmin; and six great-grandchildren, Michael and Max Mineo, Meara and Maisie McMahon, and Lillie and Marco Mineo.
Besides her parents and husband, Lillian was preceded in death by two sisters, Julia Kaliney and Bertha Nemeth.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3325 Morefield Road, Hermitage, PA 16148.

Lillian, 95, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (2-13-18) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomenadCrematory.com.
Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday (2-14-18) in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Hermitage, with Rev. Gary Nelson, pastor, officiating.
Interment: Holy Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on February 10, 2018
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