Paul C. Battista, 64, of Mt Pleasant Twp., passed 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, Fort Cherry High School. He was the owner and VP 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 Twp. Sewage authority. He was a member of Holy Rosary R.C. 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 PA 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, PA., Donald (Jan) of Cape Coral, FL. 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 Friday, August 9, 2019 from 1-4 and 6-8pm at Nation Funeral Home Inc. 220 E. Lincoln Ave. McDonald, PA. 15057. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 10:00am in Holy Rosary R.C. Church Muse, PA. 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 PA Free Enterprise 3076 W. 12th St. Erie, PA. 16505.
Holy Rosary R.C. Church
P.O. Box 447, Muse PA 15350
Pennsylvania Free Enterprise
3076 W. 12th St., Erie PA 16505