Charles F. Batchelder III
Charles F. Batchelder, III 1930 - 2016 ROME - Charles F. Batchelder, III, of Rome, left this earth Tuesday, October 11, 2016, with his wife at his side. He passed away at Rome Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was born the son of Charles Foster and Martha (Lee) Batchelder, Jr., in Augusta, ME, on July 1, 1930. A veteran of the Korean War (Army Signal Corps), he served in Japan, Australia and New Zealand. He wed Anita McDonald on November 8, 1952, in Walpole, MA. They had 5 children, Jane, Bruce, Gail, Paula and Charles E. Anita passed away on September 14, 1978. Charles married Virginia Weigel in Natick, MA, on July 24, 1982. Charles and Virginia moved to Rome, NY, and lived a happy, peaceful life on a farm previously owned by Virginia's grandfather. Charles was predeceased by his first wife, Anita, and their oldest son, Bruce. He is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Virginia; his sister, Molly; his daughters, Jane (Donald) Thomas, Gail (Sandy Telles) and Paula; his son, Charles E. (Alison); his daughter-in-law, Brenda (Bruce's widow); his two stepsons, John (Lisa) and Edward (Deb) Weigel; and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM at the Trinity United Church of Christ, 215 W. Court Street, Rome. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Church of Christ Memorial Fund or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are being made by Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street. Please offer online tributes or light a candle at www.BarryFuneralHome.com .
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