May 23, 1933 - March 21, 2021
James Francis Battista, 87, of York, PA died March 21, 2021 at his residence with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Geraldine “Jerry” Marie (McCarthy) Battista. Jim and Jerry would have been married 60 years on September 16, 2021. Born May 23, 1933 in Clifton Heights, PA, he was the son of the late Cosmo and Susan (Agatone) Battista. Jim retired from Girard Trust Bank after 45 years of employment. He had also worked at the Clam Tavern in Clifton Heights. Following his retirement, he worked part time at Kohl’s in York. Jim was a 1952 graduate of Clifton Heights High School. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Jim enjoyed playing golf, watching the Philadelphia Eagles, and his Hershey Chocolate Bars. Pop-Pop as he was known to everyone made the best pizzelle’s and passed his recipe down to his grandchildren. Being one of thirteen children from two Italian immigrants during 1920’s, Jim learned with strong work ethic and financial responsibility he could well provide for his own family. As a member of the Catholic teach he also demonstrated the basic teachings of Jesus... he was kind, he was gentle he was patient and never judgmental. Jim was a very dedicated husband and was an excellent role model as a father. By demonstrating a strong work ethic and financial responsibility, he instilled these principles into each of his children. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, BJ Battista of Seattle, James Battista, Jr. and his wife, Lang of Media, and Ann Marie Doherty and her husband, John of York and his 8 grandchildren, Ali Barshinger and her husband, Blake, Johnny Doherty, Katie Doherty, Lexi Battista, Marley Battista, Brianna Battista, Emma Tran, and Lyla Tran. He is also survived by his grand dog, Maddie. Jim was preceded in death by 12 siblings. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 26, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2935 Kingston Road, York, PA. A viewing will be held Friday from 10:00-10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2935 Kingston Road, York, PA 17402. Arrangements by the Etzweiler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 1111 East Market Street, York, PA 17403.
James Francis Battista, 87, of York, PA died March 21, 2021 at his residence with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Geraldine “Jerry” Marie (McCarthy) Battista. Jim and Jerry would have been married 60 years... View Obituary & Service Information
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