Obituary of Alice J. Battersby
Alice J. Christensen Battersby
Alice J. Christensen Battersby, age 92, of Millcreek Twp., passed away peacefully on Tuesday March 5, 2019 at UPMC-Hamot. She was born in Erie on May 19, 1926, the daughter of the late Peter N. and Violet Nesbit Christensen. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Chester F. Battersby in 2018; one brother, Robert Christensen and one sister, Sally Kubiak
She was a 1944 graduate of Millcreek High School. She owned and operated with her daughter and son the “Ye Olde Schoolhouse Shoppes” for ten years. She was a longtime member of Luther Memorial Church, the Sertoma Club, Erie Women’s Club, Cattellian Dance Club and the VASA Lodge #296.
Alice loved to read and decorate rooms, she enjoyed tennis, ice skating and even took flying lessons. Her greatest joy was spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by two daughters; Dawn C. Carstensen (Phil) of Ellicott City, MD and Pamela L. Latronica (Al) of Jamison, PA; two sons, Peter Newton Battersby (Gayle R.) of Roswell, GA and Chester F. Battersby Jr of Millcreek Twp. four grandchildren, Stephanie, Danielle, Brittany and Anthony; two great-grandchildren; Penny and R.J.; one sister, Carol Adams of McKean and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 4216 Sterrettania Rd., on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 10:00 to11:00 AM with a funeral to follow at Luther Memorial Church 225 W 10th St. Erie, PA 16501 at 12:00 Noon. Interment will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Luther Memorial Church.