Gene L. Battin, 79, long-time resident of Shunk, PA, most recently of Susque-View Nursing Facility in Lock Haven passed away Thursday, January 18 2018, at the Gatehouse in Williamsport.
Gene Lamar was born on the family farm in Elkland Twp. Sullivan County on November 26, 1938. He was a son of the late E. Lamar and Meryl (Norton) Battin. Gene and his brother Donald owned and operated the family’s dairy farm near Lincoln Falls until Don’s passing. Blessed with a strong constitution, Gene continued to farm, hauled cattle, and remained dedicated to his beloved land. On May 26, 1978, he married the former Charlotte M. Bradley who had been a milk tester in Sullivan County. Together they shared over 30 wonderful years before her passing on Dec. 3, 2008. Gene will be lovingly remembered as hard working and good hearted. A big man with a strong handshake who never wore gloves; but also a giant teddy bear. He was loved by many and especially his caretakers at Susque-View. Gene was a member of the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church and the Sullivan County Fair Association. He was a big fan of Allis Chalmers Tractors.
Surviving are a sister and brothers-in-law; Aletha (Bob) Mann of Lock Haven, a special sister-in-love, Brenda (Durwood) Whiteley of Forksville, several nieces nephews and cousins.
In addition to his beloved wife Charlotte, he was predeceased by siblings; three infants Royce, Marie and Sheila also his brother, Donald in 1978.
Calling hours are 10 – 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church. Pastor William Hargenrader will officiate a memorial service at 11. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Shunk at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in Mr. Battin’s name to the church c/o 6575 Rt. 87 Forksville, PA 18616.
Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility is assisting the family with arrangements.
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