Sandra I. Babin
Sandra I. Babin, 75, of Walnut Blvd. Ashtabula, died Saturday, Dec. 7, at her home. She was born August 27, 1944, in Laurium, Michigan, the daughter of Arnold and Ellen Jarvi.
She was a graduate of Harbor High School and she received her bachelor's degree from Kent State University. Teaching was her life. She started teaching in the Buckeye School district then came to the Ashtabula Area City School District where she taught elementary at Thomas Jefferson School. Following her retirement she did substitute teaching and also home schooled children.
She was a member of Our Lady of Peace church; an Associate of Sisters of Notre Dame; a member of the Tourist Book Club; the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and The Ashtabula Women's Club. Sandi also volunteered as a guardian at Catholic Charities. She was an avid reader, who enjoyed traveling but most of all loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Surviving her is her husband Wayne Babin whom she married May 24, 1968; three children, Jill (Jim) Acitelli of Painesville, Ohio, Julie (Glen) Sisk of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Chad (Lani) Babin of Louisville, Kentucky; six grandchildren, Cade, Kaci, Carson, Kaili, Spencer and Bennett; and a brother, Dennis (Lois) Jarvi of Rotonda West, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, December 14, at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Peace St. Joseph Church 3312 Lake Ave. Ashtabula with Rev. Father David Brindling officiating.
Calling hours will be Friday, December 13, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 526 W. Prospect Rd. Ashtabula, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Sisters of Notre Dame, 13000 Auburn Rd. Chardon, Ohio 44024. Guest book, light a candle and obituary at
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Jean & Don Haller
Jan 12, 2020
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Kristen Hackathorn (Scott)
Dec 26, 2019
My deepest sympathy. I was fortunate enough to have Mrs. Babin as my teacher at Thomas Jefferson. She made a difference in this world. What more could you ask for?
Darlene Jarvi
Dec 14, 2019
Sandy was a special person who was always there for family and students. She will be in our hearts always. God bless.
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Dec 13, 2019
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Dec 13, 2019
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Bob and Linda Dube
Dec 12, 2019
So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Frank Napoli and Margery West
Dec 12, 2019
Sorry to read about the loss of your wife. We offer our deepest condolences
Jim Robinson
Dec 11, 2019
Mrs. Babin was an outstanding teacher Thomas Jefferson. She was kind and had a way of making me feel comfortable in an uncomfortable environment. My prayers are with the family!
Sharon Simmen
Dec 11, 2019
To Wayne, Jill, Jodi and Chad,
I've known Sandy my entire life. We both graduated from HHS and would see each other over the years. She tutored my nephew, Stephen Young, and did so much outreach in our community. I am so sorry you lost your wonderful wife and mother. My prayers are with you.
Ronald Slater
Dec 11, 2019
Wayne And Family sorry for your loss Ron &Bonnie; Slater
Jim Beckwith
Dec 11, 2019
My 5th grade teacher very inspiring