jamesbattaglia
Greece: September 11, 2014 at age 92 after a valiant fight with cancer. Predeceased by his parents, Charles and Catherine Battaglia; brothers, Charles Jr., and Eugene Battaglia. Survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Grace (Cammisa) Battaglia; loving children, Cathy (Bill) D'Anza, Julie (Thom) Winkler and Jean (Dave) Baxter; treasured grandchildren, Jim (Kasia) D'Anza, Jennifer (Matthew) Soike, Michelle (Mike) Eppink, Matthew Winkler, Michael Baxter and Anna Baxter; great-grandchildren, Isabella, Caroline and Julia D'Anza, Alex Soike and Kaiden Eppink; sister-in-law, Carrie Natkus; several nieces, nephews, good friends and neighbors. Jim was a veteran of the U.S Army Air Corps, served our country in WWII and proud participant of Honor Flight to D.C. He was a retiree of Bausch & Lomb of 40 years. Jim enjoyed woodworking, golf and spending quality time with his grandchildren. He was also an incredible father to his three daughters. As a father, he was always there to help them no matter what the need. He was a devoted husband, loving father and doting grandfather and will be deeply missed. Jim's visitation will be held Monday, September 15, 2014, 5- 8 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Rd., Greece Chapel. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 10:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, 2400 W. Ridge Rd. Entombment will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Honor Flight Rochester PO Box 23581 Rochester, NY 14692 or Mary Cariola Children's Center 1000 Elmwood Ave., Suite 100 Rochester, NY 14620 in his memory. For more information and to sign Jim's online guestbook please visit www.MeesonFamily.com

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  1. Although Jim will be deeply missed, the manner in
    which he honored others and the gentleness of his spirit will continue to be a
    blessing to those of us whose lives were touched by having known him.

  2. I remember Jim with great admiration and I have the deepest respect for all that he contributed to the lives of others. My parents, Dan and Bea Corcoran, always spoke so highly of Jim and loved him dearly. St. John’s church has lost another great usher but I have a feeling Dan and Jim are together in spirit! Thank you Grace for all your phone calls and prayers for my dad, they meant so much to us! You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Karen and Jim Boehm

  3. I remember Jim with great admiration and I have the deepest respect for all that he contributed to the lives of others. My parents, Dan and Bea Corcoran, always spoke so highly of Jim and loved him dearly. St. John’s church has lost another great usher but I have a feeling Dan and Jim are together in spirit! Thank you Grace for all your phone calls and prayers for my dad, they meant so much to us! You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Karen and Jim Boehm

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