S: Retirement Party - November 14th, 2009
FC: Retirement Party | November 14th, 2009
1: Who is Ed Babish? | A Christian Above all, Ed has a strong belief in his faith and believes in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. His spirituality has touched all of his children and grandchildren. A Husband Ed has been a devoted husband to Nancy and happily married for over 37 years. During this time, Ed and Nancy have renewed their wedding vows twice to show their love and dedication to one another. A Devoted Father and Grandfather Ed is the father of three children, one son and two daughters. He has three grandsons and three granddaughters. He is always there whenever his family needs him. He truly has a steadfast devotion to all of his family. An Army Veteran Ed joined the U.S. Army in 1969. During his active career, he was stationed in Asmara, Ethiopia in 1971-1972. During his time in Africa, Ed collected several pieces of African collectables. Ed still has (and could fit in) his Army Jacket. A Career Man Through a long lasting career at the National Security Agency, both civilian and contractor, Ed has proven his loyalty and commitment to the protection of our Country. Numerous awards and recognitions throughout the years demonstrate his strong work ethic and integrity. A Football Fan Growing up in Western Pennsylvania has led him to cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers all these years - and he wears his Rocky Bleier jersey with pride! However, he still takes time to root for the Baltimore Ravens! A Retired Man Ed is now retired, spending time with family, working on home projects and taking each day as it comes. Hopefully Ed will find some time to get on the golf course and hit some golf balls. Whatever it is that he does, Ed will take each day in stride and brighten the day of those around him. He is truly loved.
5: Dad, We love you and are so proud of all your accomplishments. We hope you enjoy all your days of retirement. We look forward to spending so much family time together. Love Always, Chris, Michelle, Rachael & Austin
7: Dad, You are my hero. You live your life as a true Christian and follower of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. You are loved by everyone who has ever met you. You wouldn't be where you are today without the love and support from Mom. I am grateful and proud to call you my Daddy! Enjoy your retirement years and all the traveling you and Mom will be doing! Love Always, Cindy, Bill, Emily & Adam
9: Dad, You taught me what it means to have a work ethic. That it is important to always give your best, but as important as work may be, God and your family should always come first. May your years of retirement be filled with traveling, love, fun, excitement, and most importantly, taking care of ME. With Love Always, Jen, John, Jackson & Sara
11: Uncle Ed, May God bless you during your retirement years! You truly deserve to enjoy these years because you have worked so hard to be a wonderful example of a Godly man, husband, father, uncle, and grandfather! Have fun! I love you and hope you and Nancy enjoy a wonderful retirement! Love, Kim Herald
13: Uncle Ed, Enjoy your retirement. You deserve it! Love Ya! Cassi & Peter
15: Ed, We (Jose' and I) wish you more of what I know you are already experiencing. We wish many years of health and happiness. You make us jealous! Hopefully, we (or let's say me, Doris, will be enjoying the same soon). I'm still working! Jose' & Doris
16: Ed, Enjoy every day of your retirement. You are a very nice person to be around. Sincerely, Mike & Mary Smith
17: Congratulations on your retirement! You and "we" have a wonderful family. We are so glad to be a part of your lives and share in the special moments. These are the good times! May there be many more of them! Sandy, Jack & Emily
18: Ed, Hope you enjoy your time together and now relax. Have fun! Scott & Terri
19: Dear Nancy and Ed, What a change especially in the yard from the previous owner. Quite an improvement! And at Christmas, you lift my soul with your decorations. Thank you for all your kindness to me. Love, Florene
23: Ed (a.k.a. Babbo), Marlene and I wish you all the best with your retirement and the next phase of your life. Enjoy and do what you and Nancy want to do. You certainly deserve it! Less & Marlene Taylor
24: Ed, You and Nancy are great assets to SV. We want to thank you for the microwave. It has made the condo look more modern. Larry hopes to see you on the golf course with the men. Hope to see you two at Happy Hour, Christmas party, etc. Love, Larry & Carol Hodges
25: Ed, I thoroughly enjoyed working with you. So now you have finally retired, no more going to bed and getting up early - unless you want to. This is your time to enjoy yourself. Best of luck to you. Warren & Jan
27: Dear Ed, Congratulations on your retirement. Enjoy yourself and we definitely have to get together and go on a nice trip. I enjoyed the many years we knew and worked together. Take care and keep in touch. Love, Linda & Ray
29: He was born and raised in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. He has identical twin brothers and one sister. He is the oldest child. In high school, Ed played the trumpet and was in the marching band. Ed's first job was working in a flower shop and his second job was working in a TV repair shop. Ed's first car was a Comet with baby moon hubcaps. Our first house cost $31,490 and 37 years later sold it for $325,000. He quit smoking two packs of cigarette's a day when his daughter Cindy was born. Ed put an "order" in with God each time I was pregnant. He asked for a boy, a blonde hair blue eyed girl, and a tom boy. Each time he got what he requested. ANY time he travels, no matter how far away, Ed ALWAYS runs into someone he knows from the Agency. It has become a running joke with the family. He loves Rap music. Here is something you DO know - Ed is loved by many, he is a man of Faith, and respected by all who know him. | Things You May Not Know About Ed
33: On behalf of the Babish Family, I would like to thank each and every one of you for coming today to celebrate our father's retirement. It means a lot to us that so many people came to wish our father well in his retirement. I honestly do not think it is possible to stand here and tell each and everyone of you everything that dad has done for us throughout the years. So I'll keep it brief. A few weeks ago I was speaking with dad about my job. I love my job as an environmentalist but every job is bound to have some trials and tribulations along the way. I called my parents and asked for their guidance. Dad told me that he was going to pass along a piece of advice he lived by during his career. He told me that if someone asks something of you, give 110%. Whatever they ask, do that and then a bit more. I wanted to share those words of wisdom with you today because the principles and integrity dad maintained in the workplace can also be said at home. Dad never gave 100%, it was always 110%. It is through out parent's example that us children have grown up to always give 110%. Dad, we didn't know what we could give you that could possibly tell you how much we appreciate everything you and mom have done for us throughout the years, so knowing how important family is to you, all of us have decided to make a donation to the Alzheimer's foundation in honor of you and also for Grandma. We love you, Dad.
39: Dancing Fever!
40: Dear Ed, I'm so glad that you & Nancy decided to come to Symphony Village. I wish you all good things in your retirement. Fondly, Betty & Rudi | Ed, You have meant the world to me! Thanks for everything. I owe all my success to you. You were an awesome mentor, boss, co-worker & most importantly a wonderful friend. Please stay in touch. Bing & Desta | Ed, David misses your face and spirit at Eagle. We wish you the best and many blessings for you and your lovely family. God Bless, David & Kim
41: Ed, You were a wonderful neighbor when you left for work before the sun rose. I'm sure you'll be a better neighbor when you're home all day. Jack Walsh | Ed, It is a pleasure to meet you and thanks for allowing me to be a part of this special occasion. You are a very nice man and I wish you all the best! Congratulations, Kay & Jeff | Ed, Although I've only known you for a short time, it's been nice knowing you. It was always encouraging to me to know how much you enjoyed the "Scriptures for the Day". I enjoy doing that every morning. It's the right way to start each day. I hope you enjoy all that you do in your retirement. You will be missed. Good luck with the club house ministries. Keep in touch and God Bless, John & Karina