Guido Batista, 95, a longtime resident of Neville Island, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2020. He proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps. Guido was a very hard worker and was employed with Shenango Inc. for over 40 years until his retirement in 1985. He was the Commissioner of Neville Township for 12 years. You could often find Guido spending time with his dear canine companion, Duke. Guido still celebrated every anniversary he shared with his loving late wife, Mabel M. Batista, who passed in 2008. They would have celebrated their 73rd anniversary.
Guido adored his family above all. He is the beloved father of Jan Harper (Leo), Donald Batista, Kenneth Batista (Tica), and Patrice Russell; cherished grandfather of Alexa, Leo, Megan, Anthony, Alison, Gabriel, Ryan, Joni, and Keana; loving great-grandfather of 9; brother of Pat Batiste, and father-in-law of Rick Rutter. Guido was preceded in death by his mother Maria, daughter Karen Rutter, granddaughter Stacy, and sisters Esther, Evelyn and Rose.
Visitation will be held at Copeland’s Coraopolis, 867 Fifth Ave, on Tuesday June 30 from 4 – 8 PM, where prayers will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 AM. Mass will be held at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday at 10 AM. Entombment will follow in Coraopolis Cemetery with military honors.