AGE: 74 • Metuchen
Catherine Battle of Metuchen passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Haven Hospice at JFK Medical Center in Edison. She was 74 years old. Born in Nashville, North Carolina; She resided in Iselin for 8 years before moving to Metuchen in 1999.
Mrs. Battle was employed as the Head Custodian at Indiana Avenue School #18 in Iselin for 20 years retiring in 2010; and as a Sales Associate with J.C. Penny's Department Store in Woodbridge for 22 years.
She was predeceased by her husband Jasper Peter Battle who died in 1989; her parents Sonny and Vera Perry Wood; and a brother Sonnie Wood, Jr. She is survived by a daughter Rosa Battle of Metuchen; 3 sons Gary Battle and his wife Tanya of Edison, Syid Battle of Perth Amboy, and Reginald Battle of Trenton; 5 grandchildren Salimah Brown, Antione Battle, Tyus Battle, Khalif Battle, and GIGI Gibbons; 2 great-grandchildren Isiah Noguera and Jeramiah Ruiz; a sister Christine W. Creighton; 3 nephews Gary Richardson, Antonio Creighton; 1 great nephew Alonzo Creighton, Jr., 2 nieces Paulette M. Creighton, and Crystal Richardson.
Catherine loved sports and was very fond of basketball. Especially, since her sons and grandsons played. Her favorite football team was the Dallas Cowboys. But most of all she loved her children!!!
A memorial visitation will take place Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at Costello-Greiner Funeral Home (www.Cos tello-greiner.com
) 44 Green Street at Barron Ave., Woodbridge.