01.06.21

Irwin Batter

Irwin Batter, known to many as “Ike” and “Win”, passed away at age 95 on December 29, 2020, from COVID-19 at his home in Oceanside, California. He was born in New Haven, Connecticut July 6, 1925 to Samuel and Marion Batter. At 17, he joined the Marine Corps during World War II, after having been turned down at age 16 soon after Pearl Harbor.  He served as a Corporal and saw action in the South Pacific, including Peleliu. Like many, he rarely spoke of his service experience. He lived the life of an entrepreneur, running several successful businesses in New Haven, Connecticut and Vista, California. He had a love of history and art, and spent his retirement years painting, drawing and sculpting. He had a wonderful ability to converse and possessed a keen sense of humor. The family wishes to thank Elizabeth Hospice and his caregivers Vicky and Winlove (“Bobby”); in particular for the heroic care given by Bobby in the last two weeks of Dad’s life as he battled COVID. He is survived by daughters Niki Dobbs (Ray), Bonnie Slade (Jeff), Laurie Batter (Bruce), Lynda Munro (Bruce) and Kristen Leotti Rocha (Bob). He also is survived by granddaughters Jennifer Slade, Sally Slade (Devan), Heather Munro, and Emma Rocha. He was predeceased by his grandson Daniel Dobbs, ex-wife Sara Glass Batter,  his second wife Elaine Leotti and brother Morris Batter. Funeral service and interment at Beaverdale Memorial Park were private. Because of COVID a memorial service will be held in the future. Donations in his memory may be made to Elizabeth Hospice (www.elizabethhospice.org) or the San Diego Alzheimer’s Association (www.alzsd.org).

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  1. Austin & Alice said,

    01.10.21 at 10:27 am

    We have wonderful memories of times spent with our dear Brother-in-law.
    He was a great guy and a true American hero. May he rest in peace.
    A&A

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