Thomas Richard Batsa, 74, of Derry, PA died Saturday, November 14, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.
Rich was born in Bradenville on December 11, 1945. He was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Waggle) Batsa.
Prior to retirement Rich worked at Greater Latrobe School District and US Steel in Duquesne. He served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. Rich enjoyed fishing, hunting, and his family.
Besides his parents Rich was preceded in death by his brother Joseph Batsa.
Rich is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Norma (Reynolds) Batsa of Derry, two sons Jason R. Batsa and wife Melissa and Stevie R. Batsa and wife Ashley; four sisters Mary Ann Black, Irene Parks, Helen McCollum, and Nancy Kindl; six grandchildren Samantha Batsa and Michael Hebanthal, Kerrigan Batsa and Jonathan Eiss, Sidney Batsa, Kaden Batsa, Scarlett Batsa, and Sawyer Batsa; one great-grandson Owen Hebenthal and numerous nieces, nephews, Vietnam brothers, wonderful friends, and amazing neighbors.
Family will receive friends for Rich’s Life Celebration 2-4 and 6-8PM Tuesday November 17, 2020 at the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry, PA 724-694-8331.
The Latrobe-Derry Honor Guard will conduct military honors 10:45AM Wednesday, November 18, 2020 in the funeral home.
A funeral service will be held 11AM Wednesday, November 18, 2020 with Pastor Matthew Gross officiating.
Online condolences may be made to www.merlinfuneralhome.com.
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