Ben Battista
1923 - 2020
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Ben Battista

96, of Canton, passed away, Saturday, July 4, 2020 at Canton Christian Home. Born in New Castle, Pa. on July 25, 1923, a son of the late Henry and Rose (Baptiste) Battista, also preceded in death by two brothers, Joe Battista, Bennie Battista; two sisters, Adeline Di Battista and Esther Hendrix. Employed for many years as a salesman at Ohio Battery and Ignition Company of Canton before retiring in 1988, also a member of UNIQUE Business Club of Canton. Served in the U.S. Army as a PFC in WWII.

Besides his wife, Mary (Serena) Battista, married May 4th, 1946; he is survived by daughter, Sandy (Fred) Schumacher, of North Canton; son, Jim (Linda) Battista, of Raleigh, N.C.; sister, Stella Torcasio, of Canton; brother, Bob Battista, of Massillon; three grandchildren, Anne (Brian) Livingston, Rocco Battista, Katy Wade; three great-grandchildren, Ellie and Jack Livingston and James Wade.

A private entombment service will be held. Memorial donations can be made to Canton Christian Home. The family extends gratitude to Canton Christian Home for their sincere, heartfelt care. You may add your condolences on our website:

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July 8, 2020
My condolences to the family of Ben. I remember Joe & Ben playing basketball & were good players. Esther I remember also. That was so many years ago.
Peace be with you,
Deloris Bagent
July 7, 2020
Mary Jane Price (Scipione) and her family would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the Battista family. Her cousin Bens warm sense of humor, kind nature and love of family is a testament to the wonderful man he was. We are deeply saddened for your loss, but find comfort knowing he is reunited with loved ones.

Jane Price and Family
Jane Price
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