Ben Battista, 96, of Canton, passed away, Saturday, July 4th, 2020 at Canton Christian Home. Born in New Castle, Pennsylvania on July 25, 1923, a son of the late Henry and Rose (Baptiste) Battista, also preceded in death by 2 brothers Joe Battista, Bennie Battista, 2 sisters Adeline Di Battista and Esther Hendrix. Employed for many years as a salesman at Ohio Battery and Ignition Company of Canton before retiring in 1988, also a member of UNIQUE Business Club of Canton. Served in the U.S. Army as a PFC in WWII. Besides his wife Mary (Serena) Battista, married May 4th, 1946, he is survived by daughter Sandy (Fred) Schumacher, of North Canton; son Jim (Linda) Battista, of Raleigh, North Carolina; sister Stella Torcasio, of Canton; brother Bob Battista, of Massillon; 3 grandchildren Anne (Brian) Livingston, Rocco Battista, Katy Wade; 3 great-grandchildren Ellie and Jack Livingston and James Wade. A private entombment service will be held. Memorial donations can be made to Canton Christian Home. The family extends gratitude to Canton Christian Home for their sincere, heartfelt care. You may add your condolences on our website: www.waltner-simchak.com.
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