JEFFERSON — Patsie Batiste, age 96, of Hayford Road, Rock Creek, Ohio, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 4, 2013, at the Jefferson Healthcare Center.
He was born April 12, 1917, in Monongah, W.Va., the son of Joseph and Mary (Durazio) Batiste. He lived in West Virginia all of his life before moving to Andover, following his retirement in 1982.
Mr. Batiste was a welder for more than 30 years with Pittsburgh & DeMoines Steel Co. in Pittsburgh, Pa. Mr. Batiste was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II.
He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church in Andover. His past-times included being outdoors, hunting, fishing and metal detecting.
Survivors include his wife, Macie E. (Santee) Batiste, whom he married on April 16, 1938, in Monongah, W.Va.; a daughter, Patricia Ann (Don) Commodore of Rock Creek; five grandchildren, Julie (Mark) Leppert of Willowick, Scott (Denise) Debalski of Leroy Township, Christy (Bill) Poskarbiewicz of Euclid, Kimberly (Dennis) Smoley of Chardon and Michael (Debbie) Batiste of Kirtland; nine great-grandchildren, Nicole and Danielle Leppert, Greg (Olivia), Michael and Steven Debalski, Macie and Cole Poskarbiewicz, and Brandon (Jackie) and Nicholas Smoley; and three great-great-grandchildren, Rhys, Zachary and Landon Scott.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Michael Lee Batiste in 1981; three brothers, John, Michael and Clyde Batiste; and two sisters, Flora Scudiere and Minnie Commodari.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m., Monday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3409 N. Main St., Rock Creek, with the Rev. Fr. John Madden presiding. Burial will be 2 p.m., Monday, at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.
Visitation will be Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Church.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.
The Jefferson Home of FLEMING & BILLMAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS & CREMATORY, INC., 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson, is handling arrangements. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com and starbeacon.com.