Brian Batchman, age 28, was the dearest son of Scott and Patricia (nee Mauder), loving brother of Amy Batchman-Dourson (Aaron Andrew) and Aaron Nicole Batchman-Walton (Loren Walton), devoted companion to his therapy dog "Ely." He is also survived by other relatives and many dear friends, especially Rachel Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to St. Ambrose Mission Fund, 929 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, OH 44212, in memory of Brian. A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at St. Ambrose Church, 929 Pearl Rd., Brunswick, Ohio at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 4 â€" 8 p.m., at St. Ambrose Church. Arrangements entrusted to the A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Home, 18149 Bagley Rd., Middleburg Heights (West of I-71), 440-260-8800. Send online condolences at aripepiandsons.com.
Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 2, 2013