Phillips Babcock, NJSGA board member, treasurer, rules official and NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation supporter, passed away on Saturday, August 20, at the age of 88.
“Golf and the NJSGA were very dear to his heart,” said his son, John. “We have asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation.”
A memorial service for the Denville resident will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 215 Boulevard, Mountain Lakes on Wednesday at 10:30 AM.
Born in Plainfield, NJ on July 25, 1928 to Juan A. and Dorothy (nee Wickes) Babcock, Phillips graduated from Lincoln High School in Jersey City in 1946, and then Amherst College in 1950, where he was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. After college, Mr. Babcock served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army during the Korean War from 1951-1954. After being honorably discharged, he went to work for the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company, serving as its treasurer from 1978-80; he then was the assistant treasurer and director of banking relations for AT&T until 1984; and finally worked for Callan Associates, Inc. as their executive vice-president, retiring in 1996.
An avid golfer, Phillips was a member of the Rockaway River Country Club in Denville. He was also a member of the University Glee Club of New York City, the Mountain Lakes Squadron, a trustee of the Lakeland YMCA and treasurer of the Morristown Neighborhood House. Phillips was also a big fan of the New York Yankees and football Giants, and enjoyed traveling, especially to Scotland.
Mr. Babcock was the husband of the late Anne O'Brien Babcock; loving father of John P. Babcock and his wife Donna, Elizabeth A. Busch and her husband Stephen and Richard P. Babcock; dear grandfather of Matthew, Kate and Annie Busch, Tara Gerity-Babcock and Cory and Tyler Babcock; and brother of Richard W. Babcock and his wife Lorraine.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the New Jersey State Golf Association Caddy Scholarship Foundation, 3 Golf Dr. Suite 206 Kenilworth, NJ 07033; www.njsga.org.