Joseph J. Batina 1937-2020

LORDSTOWN — Joseph J. Batina, 83, passed away Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, at home, surrounded by his loved ones.

Joseph was born May 14, 1937, in Timblin, Pa., the son of the late Nick and Sophia Mibolich Batina.

On Feb. 5, 1972, he married the love of his life, Elaine Batina, and they shared 39 wonderful years together before her passing in 2011. Joseph had proudly served his country in the United States Army as a medic, from 1962 until 1966 when he was honorably discharged. After getting out of the service, he worked as a furniture craftsman for 11 years. Joseph then went on to work at General Motors for 32 years. There were many things that Joseph enjoyed doing. He loved to putter around the garden, woodwork, spending time with his friends and listening to country music. Even though he loved these things, he did not love them more than his family. He adored his grandchildren and loved spending as much time with them as possible. He was a true family man. Joseph will be missed dearly by his daughters, Christine (John) Schaeffer and Susan (Alan) Zielinski; his grandchildren, Ashley Schaeffer, Austin Schaeffer, Adam Zielinski and Ryan Zielinski; his sister, Barbara Facemyer; and many other family and friends. Besides for his parents and his wife Elaine, Joseph was preceded in death by eight siblings.

Visitation for Joseph will be held on Tuesday, Sept.15, 2020, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel. The service will be on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Francis Katrinak officiating, at the funeral home. Joseph will be laid to rest in All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta Township.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made out to the VFW Post 1090 located at 611 High St. NE, Warren, OH 44483. Friends and family may send their heartfelt condolences by visiting www.lanefuneralhomes.com

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