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BATTIN - James V. September 22, 2015, of Buffalo and Point Chautauqua, NY, at age 87, beloved husband of 63 years to Margaret Mary (nee Kirsch) Battin; devoted father of Debora (James) Abraham, James (Tina) Battin, Pattie (David) Burke, Joseph (Kathleen) Battin, William (Ellen Goldstein), Mary (Tom Kosakowski), Madonna (Thomas) Adymy, Paul (Jennifer) Battin, Meg (James Rogers) Battin, Nancy (Gary) Rose, and Michael (Michele) Battin; grandfather of 26 beautiful grand and ten great-grandchildren. James was a member of the Lion's Club and WWII Veteran; as an entrepreneur he founded Battin Optical in 1951 and inspired second and third generations of opticians and optometrists. As a craftsman and a determined and spirited individual, James left a legacy of love. Friends may call Friday from 4-8 pm at the Reddington Funeral Home, 657 Abbott Rd. (corner Red Jacket Pkwy.). A Mass of Celebration will be held Saturday at 11:30 am at Our Lady of Charity Parish-St. Ambrose Worship Site, 65 Ridgewood Rd. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial tributes to
Hospice of Chautauqua County.

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