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Barbara Joan Battestilli
September 29, 1937 ~ August 20, 2022 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Barbara Joan Battestilli, 84, of Homer City died August 20, 2022, at Hollidaysburg Veteran's Home. She was the daughter of the late Guy W. and Mildred (Laconis) Battestilli and was born September 29, 1937, in Homer City, Pennsylvania.
Barb was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish and was retired from Robertshaw Controls. She was a member of the American Legion Disabled American Veterans and was a US Army Private First Class WAC (Women's Army Corp) Clerk Typist at the Presidio San Francisco.
Barb was a very caring & generous person whose door and heart were always open to family & friends and even people she just met. Her family was very important to Barb, especially big family dinners for the holidays. Barb loved animals and always had some pets around her, she especially loved her cat, Bugsy, and her dogs, BJ and Shelley. Barb loved to travel and visited almost every state of the United States as well as Italy, Germany, and Austria. A visit to Poggio Picenze, Italy was the highlight of her travels. Barb loved bowling, and camping, especially camping trips with her cousin Jenny and Gib Reid, her brother, and nephews. She was a huge Steelers fan and enjoyed taking care of her lawn.
She is survived by her two nephews, Guy Battestilli and wife Ulrike, of Punxsutawney, PA; and Mark Battestilli, of Homer City PA; She is also survived by her grand-nephew, Michael Battestilli, and wife, Lauren; her grand-niece, Nicole Battestilli; and her great-grand-niece Autumn Battestilli.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Guy J. Battestilli.
Friends will be received Thursday from 1-3 and 6-8 PM at Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Homer City. Funeral Services will be held Friday at 11 AM at the funeral home. Interment to follow in the St. Bernard Cemetery, Indiana, PA.
The family requests that In lieu of flowers donations be made to Four-Footed Friends