Jerry Edwin Battelstein, 80, died peacefully on February 16, 2013. Jerry, a lifetime resident of Houston, was born May 1, 1932 to Betty and Abe Battelstein. Jerry attended The University of Texas at Austin. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1956. Jerry began his career in the family department store, Battelstein's. His interest in business was influenced by his father, Abe and his uncles Harry and Benny. He went on to become a prominent figure in the Houston business and social community. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish throughout his life. He loved his children and his friends; he loved life and lived it fully.
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His sister, Renee' Sussman Kaufman and nephew Bobby Sussman preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Marie Battelstein, and his three children: Liz Weiman, her children Teddy and Julie and two great-grandchildren; Adam Battelstein and his children Elijah and Ariel; Ania Bender, her husband, Stephen and children Aaron and Hannah. A niece Jan Bean and husband David; nephew Philip Sussman and wife Robin. A memorial will take place at Beth Israel's Memorial Gardens, 1101 Antoine Dr., in the Proler Chapel at 2:30 pm on Sunday, March 3, 2013. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The
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Published in Houston Chronicle on Mar. 1, 2013