Horst Franz Babinec

  • Born: June 19, 1937
  • Died: May 10, 2020
  • Location: Stamford, Connecticut

Lawrence Funeral Home

2119 Post Rd
Darien, CT 06820

Tel. (203) 655-6127

Tribute & Message From The Family

On Sunday, May 10th 2020 Horst Franz Babinec, loving friend and brother passed away at the age of 82 in his home. Horst was a longtime resident of Stamford, born on June 19, 1937 in Austria, he was the son of the late Franz and Rosina (Vas) Babinec. He was preceded by his wife Karen (Parsons) Babinec this past February. He is survived by his brother Franz Babinec, sister in-law Helga and many nieces and nephews of Austria.

Horst was a true gentleman, kind, gentle and had an infectious smile. For most of his life, Horst worked for Pray Porsche in Greenwich, where he was known as the "Guru" of Pray Porsche and was well respected and admired by many. He was an avid dancer and would spend many nights ballroom or disco dancing with his wife Karen up until his stroke in 2009. We can only dream that Horst is listening to his favorite music and dancing once again. Horst was loved by many dear friends. He is and will be deeply missed.

Due to current CDC Federal guidelines in keeping with public safety standards, there will be a memorial service at a later date. www.lawrencefuneralhome.com

Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to the Babinec family. I worked with Horst at Pray auto and found him to be a kind and generous man. I visited him these last few years sharing our love for car racing. May God bless him and give him eternal life.

Posted by Tom Sikiotis - Friend   May 24, 2020

My condolences to the Babinec family on the passing of Horst. My parents both worked for Malcolm Pray and fondly remembered Horst. He was a soft spoken man with great kindness and fairness. Ever the consummate professional Horst was well admired and respected by his customers and coworkers. He will truly be missed by many.

Posted by Monica Muller - Friend   May 19, 2020

I am deeply sadden to hear about the loss of this wonderful man. Whoever wrote this obituary truly captured his personality. My husband and I were part of the same dance family and have great memories. I was also in Karen & Horst's wedding many years ago. We also enjoyed many summer's by their pool. Rest In Peace Horst..... Say Hi to Karen for us. Love Always, Debbie, John & Bryan Crosby

Posted by Debbie Crosby - Friend   May 18, 2020