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Theodore "Ted" Baburek

October 7, 1958 — May 8, 2022

Theodore "Ted" Baburek

Age 63 of Morris, Illinois, died May 8, 2022.

Born October 7, 1958 in Blue Island, Illinois, Theodore Paul, known by many as Ted or Teddy is a son of Theodore Joseph Baburek, Sr. and the late MaryJean Ahern-Bright. He grew up in Illinois and California, calling home Oak Lawn, IL, Stockton, CA, Burbank, IL, Hayward, CA, Hometown, IL and Chicago Ridge, and graduated from Oak Lawn High School with the Class of 1976.

“Ted the Roofer” worked in the construction trades, and owned and operated ERS – Emergency Roof Service. When he was not working his hobbies included camping, fishing, cooking, playing slots, and enjoying a cold beer. He took pleasure in carpentry, collecting coins and antiques and caring for his dogs “Bear” and “Tipper”. Ted loved nature and the outdoors; was passionate in learning about God, science and the universe, and studied ancient cultures. Above all, family was important to Ted and he cherished time spent with his daughters, grandchildren, family and friends.

Survivors include his father, Theodore Baburek, Sr.; four children: Elizabeth (Philip) Raymond of Crestwood, Nikki (Patrick) Lonon of Friendship, TN, and Christian Holsker and Brianna Holsker, both of Rockford, IL; (7) grandchildren: Angelo Joseph Raymond, Lina Jean Raymond, Gemma Rose Raymond, Gino Raymond, Summer Ann Baker, Patricia Chambliss, and Charles Joseph Chambliss II; two sisters: Terri (Robert) Pearce of Homer Glen, IL and Sharon Cirullo of Orland Park, IL; step-siblings: Jeff (Nida) Bechere, John (Vickie) Pimentel, Jay (Marchelle) Pimentel and Janeen Donnelly; nieces and nephews: Nicole Pearce (Steve) Mullins, Bobby Pearce, Ryan (Christina) Pearce, Danielle Pearce, Michael Pearce, Rachel Cirullo, Daniel Cirullo, Nicholas Cirullo, Jessica Baburek, Brandon Baburek and Timothy Valloni, and numerous cousins, as well as special friends: Tony Milton, Ted Henry, Jack Brummerstedt, Dave Lilly and Jim Poole.

Ted was preceded in death by his son, Theodore Joseph Baburek; brother, Brian Baburek; mother, MaryJean Ahern-Bright; step-father, Lewis Fred Bright and step-mother, Joan Baburek.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Reeves Funeral Home, 408 East Washington Street (one block east of Illinois Route 47) in Morris on Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. until time of service, 3:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Roy Backus will officiate.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Ted’s memorial page online through social media.

Memorial services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Morris. (815-942-2500)

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

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