Sylvia Babik, 86, of Oak Park, formerly of Jensen Beach, Florida, died on Jan. 11, 2021. Born on Sept. 12, 1934 to the late Felix and Zofia Skoczek in Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland, she grew up and graduated with a degree in teaching and English. She married Richard Babik in 1960, and they attended the Olympics in Rome, then escaped from Poland and emigrated to the U.S. They spent many years in Riverwoods, Illinois until she and Richard retired to Florida.
Sylvia was the wife of the late Richard Babik and dear companion of Joe Hammer; the mother of Monika Babik; grandmother of Richard and Andrew Anger; sister of the late Luczyna.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Giles Church, 1045 Columbian Ave., Oak Park on Saturday, Jan. 30 at noon. Interment is private.
Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.