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Harold Francis Battelene

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Battelene, Harold Francis
Mr. Harold F. Battelene of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away on Tuesday, September 20th 2016, at the age of 92. Harold was born on May 2, 1924, in Utica, NY to parents Edward and Minnie Battelene . Harold was the middle boy of three and attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute before serving in WWII from 1943 - 1946 as a communications specialist. Harold married Clara Muoio in 1950 and they recently celebrated 66 years of marriage. Their family grew to six and they moved to Arizona in 1968. Harold dedicated his career to engineering and quality control, working for General Electric, Honeywell and ITT Courier. After retiring, he volunteered for the Yavapai County Forest Service, in Prescott AZ, through 2006. Harold loved to build things and always had a project going. His best work can be found in his loving family, his lasting marriage and his many close friendships. Harold is survived by his wife Clara, sons Russell and David, daughters Susan and Donna, 10 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers, Edwin and Donald. A mass to celebrate Harold's life will be held at St. Patrick's Church in Scottsdale at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 1st. He chose cremation and in lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests donation to VA, who supported his well-being with many opportunities, or who cared for him and his family with much grace and respect.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 25, 2016
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