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Harold A. Batterson

Born: Fri., Sep. 1, 1944
Died: Tue., Jun. 9, 2020

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Harold “Bud” Batterson, 75, of McConnellsville passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside on
Tuesday June 9, 2020 at Rome Memorial Hospital. Harold was born September 1, 1944 in Bradford, PA to
parents Lowrein Clinton and Emma Mae Glass Batterson. He was a 1962 graduate of Dubois Area Joint High
School in Dubois PA. Harold entered the United States Air Force in 1962 and was stationed in North Truro at the
Otis Air Force Base SubStation which manned the Radar Tracking Station for the east coast during the Vietnam
War. Harold graduated from MVCC in 1987.
Harold worked at Corning Glass Works in Bradford, Pa, Bigler Coal Mines in Bigler, PA, and Laribee Wire
Mill in Camden, NY. He then worked at Revere Copper and Brass in Rome for many years until he became the
Owner/Operator of Rainbow Express Cycle & Trucking, driving for Roberts Express where he had the
opportunity to make deliveries in every state except for Alaska and Hawaii. After retiring from his trucking
business he enjoyed being a Head Start Bus Driver for Birnie Bus, a Shuttle Bus/Limo driver for Turning Stone
Casino and a Newspaper Courier for the Observer-Dispatch.
Harold was a past Fire Chief of the McConnellsville Fire Department, an EMT for the McConnellsville
Ambulance, a lifetime member of Taberg Fire Department and he enjoyed working in the Wheel Stand during the
Taberg Fireman Field Days. Bud enjoyed snowmobiling and became a member of Taberg Trailblazers
Snowmobile Club becoming one of their groomer operators and earning the nickname “Flipper”. He enjoyed
camping, being the life of the party and spending time with family and friends. Bud especially loved the time he
spent playing with his grandchildren. Bud enjoyed spending time at Cape Cod walking on the beaches and
watching the sunsets there. He loved his Suzuki Cavalcade and taking long motorcycle rides with his wife and
their friends.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years Kathryn Stark Batterson, his daughter Michele Batterson, his grandson
Joshua Centro, his two great-granddaughters Kendra and Kendal, a great-granddaughter who will be born in
September of this year, his sister Virginia Mae Moyer of Eldred, Pa, and any many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents and two sisters Sally Ann Ireland and Penny Lorraine Burdick.
All friends and family wishing to attend the Graveside Services are welcome. The Graveside Services will be held
at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the McConnellsville Cemetery under direction of LaRobardiere Funeral
Home Inc. 109 Main Street Camden, NY 13316.

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   Posted Fri June 12, 2020
Michelle I just wanted to say I loved your dad. As tough and stubborn as he was,he was funny and I enjoyed being his nurse.

GLenna and Jack Clark
   Posted Fri June 12, 2020
To Kathy n Michele and family! We are So sad to hear of Buddy’s passing! We are gonna remember all those crazy fun times we had together growing up and the fun he made things at Reunions! He was a One of a kind cousin and will miss him! Love to all and God Bless. GLenna n Jack

Keith Roux
   Posted Fri June 12, 2020
Bud, you were a great friend, you will be missed very much. Your smile and quick wit won the hearts of many for you. Your smile lit up the world and your humor kept us chuckling. We will miss you at the Taberg field days spinning the wheel. I hope they didn't give you too much guff in heaven for all the deer you hit, but I know the Lord Forgives and he holds you with him forever. Godspeed my dear friend.

Janet Mulvaney
   Posted Sat June 13, 2020
Kathy,Michele & Josh,
Sending heartfelt condolences to you all. May God give you peace and strength at this difficult time. Bud’s larger than live personality has left you with wonderful memories and hearts full of love. May he R.I.P.
Walt & Janet Mulvaney

Shelley Ondrako
   Posted Sat June 13, 2020
Kathy , Sending my condolences for your loss. Fond memories of Buddy especially at our reunions and as kids! Shelley

Tammy Howard
   Posted Sun June 14, 2020
Aunt Kathy, Michele, and Josh. So sorry for your loss. Uncle Bud is someone you can never forget. All the summers we spent at your house outback in the campers. The fireworks, go carts, four wheeling. The rabbit on the leash at Darien Lake. You never knew what to expect with him. I miss him dearly. Loved all the time I got to spend up there and the memories. The family reunions were so much fun. Especially if Rumplemintz was involved. There are so many. I love you Uncle Bud. Take care of Aunt Penny and Aunt Sally.

Bill Crawford
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
A name from the distant past.... A long lost friend of Buddy’s.
Lost track of him in 1962.

Will send a letter to the family in care of the funeral home explaining our friendship.
I never forgot him.

Corrine A Glass
   Posted Sat June 20, 2020
sorry but I will not be there for the services but my heart is with you

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