George H. Bateman
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1931 - 2013 NORTH ADAMS George H. Bateman, 82, of 106 Quivet Drive, East Dennis, formerly of North Adams, died June 22, 2013, at the Cape Cod Hospital in Barnstable.
Born in North Adams on April 29, 1931, son of Warren and Charlotte (Spencer) Bateman, he attended school at Mark Hopkins, and graduated from Drury HS in 1948. He went on to attend Wilbraham Academy PG, and graduated from Bates College in 1953 earning a BA in Political Science.
Mr. Bateman started his illustrious 34-year career with Sprague Electric Company in 1955, as a Time Study Analyst and shortly thereafter embarked upon his tenure in Human Resources (Industrial Relations). Mr. Bateman held various HR Management positions, most notably in Visalia, Calif., Nashua and Concord, N.H., and returned to North Adams as Corporate Director of Human Resources in 1967.
Mr. Bateman retired from Sprague, at that time based in Stamford, Conn., in 1989, one of only a few remaining employees of the original company. He retired to East Dennis, where he lived with his wife of 56 years, Jacqueline Desnoyers Bateman, also formerly of North Adams, until his recent death.
George (Geo) enjoyed a myriad of outdoor activities. As an avid hiker, he would spend countless hours in the mountains of the Berkshires, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and California. He was a proficient sailor, and skier (worked at Dutch Hill just out of college), and canoed most of the major rivers in New England.
He also belonged to many service organizations, notably as President of the Northern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, President of the United Way, and served as a member of the Board of Directors at the North Adams Hoosac Savings Bank. He also had a keen interest in aviation.
Survivors include his wife, the former Jacqueline Desnoyers; his four sons, Matthew, John, Thomas and Stephen; eight grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother, Warren (Rene) Spencer Bateman.
FUNERAL SERVICES: Services for George E. Bateman are private and burial will be in Southview Cemetery. The FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, is in charge of arrangements.
For further information, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.
This obituary was originally published in the North Adams Transcript.
Published online on July 16, 2013 courtesy of North Adams Transcript.