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William  E. Batcheller

Obituary for William E. Batcheller

May 24, 1936 - January 6, 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Age 85



William E., of Philadelphia, passed away on January 6, 2022. He was the loving husband of Dolores (nee Sobon); beloved father of William Batcheller (Kathy), Debra Brinkworth (Brian), and Christopher Batcheller (LizAnn); and devoted grandfather of Joseph (Mari) and great grandfather of Katie and Joseph.

Bill graduated from Northeast High School and then the Philadelphia College of Art. He worked as a mechanical engineer for Milton Bradley, Leeds Northrup and RF Products, Inc. until retirement. He was a member of the Polish American String Band and loved to watch the Mummers strut their stuff in the New Year's Day parade. Bill also was a huge history buff, especially military history, focusing on the American Civil War, WWI and WWII. In his younger years he'd take family vacations to Wildwood, NJ, and in retirement he and his wife traveled to Alaska, Canada and areas in the Northeastern US.

Family and friends are invited to Bill's Life Celebration on Wednesday, January 12th, from 9:30 – 10:30 AM, at St. Anselm's Church, 12670 Dunks Ferry Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154. A funeral mass will follow at 10:30 AM. Interment service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill's name to St. Anselm's church.

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  • St. Anselm's Church
    12670 Dunks Ferry
    Philadelphia, PA 19154

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John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
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