Richard Jack Batchelor

  • "Hope you're partying in heaven Dick. I'll see you in about..."
    - Tim
  • "Dick was a great guy, I enjoyed working with him. It was a..."
    - Robert Ceriani
  • "Sleep well Dick, you have earned it. See you later, my..."
    - Tony Davies
  • "My deepest sympathy, he will be missed by many."
    - Jo Anne schuster
  • "I'll miss seeing Dick at the SP Luncheons. We don't..."
    - Mike Broyhill

BATCHELOR, Richard Jack 'Dick' Beloved husband, father, grandfather, Richard Jack "Dick" Batchelor passed away peacefully August 2, 2014. He was born June 7, 1929 in Ogden, Utah where he resided until coming to Sacramento nearly 60 years ago. In 1946 he joined the Army and served as a member of the Occupational Forces in Germany. His time in the military and in Germany were highlights of his life. Until his last days, he spoke German with whomever he could and gladly reminisced about his time there. He retired after 35 years as a machinist with the Southern Pacific Railroad. He was a dedicated union member and served as Union Steward. He began his apprenticeship in Ogden, and then transferred to the Sacramento shops in 1955. He has worked, resided, and raised a family in Sacramento since then. Moreover, he was an active member in the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, presiding as an American Legion past Commander of California 6th district and past Commander of Post 61 as well as volunteering in many other positions. Volunteering and helping others has been a theme to his life, doing everything from rebuilding a friend's car engine to building housing for American Legion baseball teams in Yountville, California. Recently he was a member of the Over the Hill Gang and Tower of Jewels. He was preceded in death by his parents Bertha and John Batchelor, by his brothers Keith, Charles, and Donald, and his son Clyde. He is survived by Anne--his wife of 64 years, their son Robert Tyler and his wife Katie of Ogden, Utah, his daughter Sandra Heryford and her husband Ralph of Yuba City, his daughter Susan Batchelor of Seattle, Washington, as well as his sister Pauline Mann and his brother Dennis Batchelor, both of Ogden. Also, he is survived by his many loved grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at Sierra Hills Memorial Park, 5757 Greenback Ln, Sacramento, on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite veteran charity.
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