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   Edward James Battis, 72 years old of Canonsburg, died peacefully Friday, February 19, 2021.

   Born August 20, 1948 in Plainfield, NJ, he was the son of the late Walter and Clara McClure Battis

   Ed was a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon (’70), and greatly enjoyed his professional career as an Analytical Chemist. In his spare time, Ed enjoyed reading and traveling. He was a member of Sons of Italy and Elks Lodge #846 both in Canonsburg.  He was happiest in the company of his dear friends sharing stories and laughter.

   Surviving are son, Sean (Rachel) Battis, Grandson, Connor Battis, of Pittsburgh.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother John Battis, and his wife Janet Jenkins Battis.

   Private graveside service was held at Venice Cemetery. A celebration of Ed’s life will be held at a later date.

   In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to WQED, 4802 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or at www.wqed.org.

   Arrangements entrusted to the Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services 3378 Millers Run Road, Cecil, PA 15321