Paul C. Battista
1955 - 2019
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Paul C. Battista, 64, of Mt. Pleasant Township, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019, in his home, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born July 30, 1955, a son of Paul Jr. and Margaret Will Battista.

Mr. Battista was the president of his graduating class in 1973 at Fort Cherry High School. He was the owner and Vice President of SunnySide Supply Inc., in Slovan, which Paul started with his wife 38 years ago.

Paul loved people and business. He loved building business and was an awesome salesman. He was the inventor of "Spotter Buddy", which he recently designed to save lives.

Paul was active in the community. He was the president of the Mt. Pleasant Township Sewage Authority. He was a member of Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church in Muse, the W.C.M.A., Appalachian Pipeline Association, Appalachian Basin Gas Processors, American Society of Safety Professionals and the Italian American Men's Society.

Mr. Battista also volunteered his time. He helped with the Hickory Apple Festival and he was a Company Advisor for Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week.

Paul loved playing his guitar. He loved his family and enjoyed many special moments with his grandchildren who called him "cookie monster".

On December 16, 1977, he married Nanette M. Baker, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Lisa M. (Daniel) Johnson of Eighty Four; a son, John Paul (Stacey Dodds) Battista of Hickory; three brothers, Ralph (Barb) of Houston, Donald (Jan) of Cape Coral, Fla. and Ronald Battista of Sturgeon; a sister, Diana (Bob) Bissett of Hickory; two grandchildren, Lillian and Shane Johnson; and the entire Baker family.

Family will receive friends from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 9 in Nation Funeral Home Inc., 220 East Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, PA 15057.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday, August 10 in Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Muse. Everyone is asked to meet at the church. Interment will follow in the Baker Family Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Holy Rosary Church, P.O. Box 447, Muse, PA 15350, or Pennsylvania Free Enterprise, 3076 West 12th Street, Erie, PA 16505.

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Published in Observer-Reporter on Aug. 8, 2019.
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August 22, 2019
Dear Nanette, Lisa, John Paul and Family,
I met Paul and Nanette through my parents' business when I was a teenager. I remember the smile, kind and thoughtful conversations, a drive for success in business and a love for Nanette and the kids. Through the years, life takes us to different paths and the memories of those we meet along the way remain forever. My heart aches for you. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, both when you are surrounded by those who love you, and mostly when you sit alone wondering and remembering.
With Love,
Jennifer Lehman Paul
Jennifer Paul
August 20, 2019
Nanette and family. I was so sorry to get this news. It was a pleasure knowing and working with Paul. May the good memories ease the pain in your hearts currently.
Renee Murphy
August 12, 2019
I only had the privilege of serving with Paul once at PFEW. I thoroughly enjoyed his company and his dedication the students attending the program. He will be missed.
William Koehle
August 12, 2019
I am deeply sorry to hear of Paul passing. He was a remarkable person that so many people looked up to - such a positive role model. I enjoyed our conversations and learned so much from him. He was always willing to spread knowledge and positively impact everyone around him. Paul was such a dedicated, hardworking and caring man.

My prayers go out to the entire family.

Rest in peace my friend.
Mark Meneely
August 11, 2019
Rest in Peace
C Rupani
August 10, 2019
We are sorry for your loss. God Bless You.
From your neighbors in Slovan
Vince & Christine Schaefer
August 9, 2019
Sorry to hear about Paul; he was a great guy and family meant everything to him. Take care Nanette
Larry and Betsy Toulouse
August 9, 2019
I was shocked and saddened to hear that Paul had passed. We were in school together from 1st grade and I have a lot of great memories.

My prayers go out to his family.
Tony Taylor
August 9, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. I only knew Paul from 4H when we were just teens. He was such a great person. Prayers for your family. With sympathy. Linda (Burns)Haines and all of us from Kenny Burns family.
August 8, 2019
My son, Mike Miller, shared with me the impact Paul had on Mike's life...prayers for Paul and your entire family. God bless you all.
Paula Miller
August 8, 2019
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August 8, 2019
I've known Paul since grade school, always smiling, cracking jokes and just the nicest person to everyone. Prayers to Nannette and the Battista family.
Dan Engel
August 8, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. My heart is breaking for his entire family. My sincerest sympathy goes out to you all.
Kandy Davidson Thome
August 8, 2019
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August 8, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Judy Boivalina
August 8, 2019
Nanette, Lisa, Paul & the whole Battista Family, I am so very sorry for your loss!
Paul will always reside in my memory as the fun loving, happy person I knew him to be! Sending prayers of comfort & ease for you all!
Catherine Rupani
August 8, 2019
All of the Rupani family send our heartfelt condolences to you Nannette and to your family- our hearts and prayers go out to you all. May he rest in peace, God bless him with eternal rest, Amen.
Rich and Teresa Rupani-Nagel
August 8, 2019
Played guitar with Paul many times at Bunnies in Cecil. Great person and performer. He will be missed by many there. Wishing family and friends comfort through love and remembrance during the difficult days ahead.
Erich Dagnal
August 8, 2019
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August 8, 2019
Nannette, we are deeply saddened by this loss! We lift you and the children up in prayer! Paul was a great man!
Amy & Ron D'Amico
August 8, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. Paul was a good man who I enjoyed speaking with from time to time. Your neighbor on the hill above the business.
Valerie Testa
August 8, 2019
Thinking of all of you during this time.
With love the Kelly Family
Amanda Kelly
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