July 12, 1925 - January 14, 2017
Judson Thore “Juddy” Battin, of Dushore, died peacefully at home Saturday, January 14, 2017. Born July 12, 1925 in Estella, Elkland Township, Sullivan County, he was the son of the late Harold L. Battin and Amber A. Baumunk Battin. He was a direct descendant of the earliest settlers of Sullivan County and he took pride in his family heritage. He married Geraldine M. McMahon on June 25, 1949. They celebrated 65 years of marriage prior to her death on June 9, 2014. After graduating from Loyalsock High School in 1944, he worked for Baumunk lumber in Forksville. After his service in World War II he was employed by the former Fred Beasley’s Ford in Williamsport as an auto body repairman. Following his marriage to Geraldine they purchased Brown’s welding shop in Dushore in 1951, which became Battin’s Body Shop and Wrecker Service. His attention to detail and quality service was well known throughout the area. They ran the family business for 50 years until his retirement. In addition to operating the business, he enjoyed managing and caring for his small farm that included raising beef cattle, selling vegetables and running his roadside sweet corn stand. During the school years of the late 70’s and early 80’s he was a school bus driver for his nephew Royden Parrish. In his retirement he and Geraldine enjoyed travel in the US, visiting national museums and historic sites. Known as a man with a great sense of humor and dry wit he could always get a smile and laugh from those around him. His survivors are three sons: Bradley J. of Dushore, Steven J. of Philadelphia, and Jamie A. and partner Shawn R. Borden of Collegeville; a daughter-in-law, Jacqueline D. Battin of Dushore; three grandchildren, Franklin J. (Brenda) Battin, Amber J. (Shane) Pedro and Brooke J. Battin; six great-grandchildren, Andrew, Michael and Amanda Battin, Silas and Zane Pedro, and Cash Minier; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Judson was preceded in death by his sister, Alice Marie Parrish and his brother, LaVerne R. Battin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 21, at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, with the Rev. Richard Rojas presiding. Burial will follow in St. Basil’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in memory of Judson be sent to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Endowment Fund, 101 Church Hill St., Dushore, PA 18614 or the Friends Cemetery Association, Elkland Township. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Dushore, PA Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythoms.com.
Judson Thore “Juddy” Battin, of Dushore, died peacefully at home Saturday, January 14, 2017. Born July 12, 1925 in Estella, Elkland Township, Sullivan County, he was the son of the late Harold L. Battin and Amber A. Baumunk Battin.... View Obituary & Service Information
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