Brian W. Battin, 70, of 8 Southridge Road, Greenville, and a former Meadville resident, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at UPMC Horizon, Greenville.
He was born in Meadville on Sept. 11, 1943, a son of Wayne A. and Mary L. Hulings Battin. He married Judith (Judie) J. Kline on Aug. 7, 1965, and she survives.
He retired in 2003 from Werner Co., Greenville, after 18 years of service. Previously, he had worked for American Viscose/Avtex Corp., Meadville, for 23 years. He was a 1961 graduate of Meadville High School and took additional course work at Allegheny College and the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville.
He was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church, Meadville, chairing its Finance Committee for 20 years and previously, chairing its Usher Committee. He was also very active in Meadville Area Youth Baseball, holding many officer positions as well as coaching for many years. Additionally, he was a PIAA umpire officiating baseball and softball games at Meadville Area Senior High School and Allegheny College. He loved his family, the Cleveland Indians, bowling and playing golf and enjoyed working around his house and in his yard.
Being insulin dependent for 56 years, he chose to donate his kidneys and pancreas for diabetes research and he was also able to donate his liver for transplant.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, Judie, of 48 years, include a son, Doug Battin and his wife, Lynn, of Dallas, Texas; a granddaughter, Marissa Lynn Battin; long-time good friends, Earl and Shirley Reeger of Meadville; good friends and neighbors, Brian, Mary, Morgan and Nathan Krall of Greenville; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Calling hours will be Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home Inc., 581 Chestnut St., Meadville.
The funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 828 N. Main St., Meadville, with the Rev. Robert Goodnough, pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in Greendale Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 828 N. Main St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2816 Elmwood Ave., Erie, Pa. 16508.
Memories and condolences may be shared at waidfuneralhome.net.