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Harold C. Batten

Died: 9/17/2010

Mr. Harold C. Batten, age 101, of New Castle, DE, died on Friday, September 17, 2010, at his home.

Born in St. Georges on September 7, 1909, Mr. Batten was the son of the late Clarence Batten and Fannie George Batten. He was a talented craftsman from his youth and would go on to make his career as a general contractor. He owned and operated his own construction firm for over 40 years until his retirement as a leader in the local business community.

Admired by friends and colleagues for his exemplary work ethic, Mr. Batten was well known throughout his life for his deep dedication to both his family and his career. He greatly enjoyed the challenges of difficult repair and building projects, but was even more pleased to spend time with his beloved wife, son, and extended family. In his rare leisure hours, he found time for his favorite hobby–collecting stamps.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 72 years, Marie Carpenter Batten; son, Bruce Batten and wife, Nancy; granddaughter, Mackenzie Batten; niece, May Henry; and nephew, Edward Davis.

A graveside service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 300 E. Basin Road, New Castle, DE 19720.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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