TRANSFER – Barbara J. Battyanyi, 78, of Transfer passed away on Saturday morning May 23, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.
She was born in West Springfield, PA on May 13, 1942 one of five children of Jess and Evelyn Matters. Barb was a 1960 graduate of Farrell H.S. and shortly thereafter married her sweetheart Joseph J. Battyanyi Jr. on July 13th, 1963.
Barb was a longtime member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ where she was active in the women’s fellowship. She enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Women’s International Bowling Congress and also served as vice president of the Sharon Little League Association when her boys were younger. When at home, Barb loved working in her flower and vegetable gardens, spending time at her pool, koi pond, listening to country music, and cooking many wonderful dishes for her family.
Mrs. Battyanyi had worked as a supervisor for AVI Food Systems before her retirement.
She is survived by her husband of more than fifty-six years Joe, her sons Joseph Battyanyi III and his wife Susan of Midway, GA, Ken Battyanyi of Carnegie, PA, her four grandchildren Michelle, Joseph IV, Nicholas, and Jessica; and by her brother Douglas Matters and his wife Heidi of Berkeley Springs, WV.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers Richard, Jim, and Warren Matters.
Friends may pay their respects to Barb from 4:30-6:30 PM on Friday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 159 Todd Avenue in Hermitage (Everyone entering the church is required to wear a mask and social distancing guidelines will be followed). A funeral service will follow the visitation beginning at 6:30 PM with Rev. Dr. E. Thomas, officiating.
A private burial will be at St. Rose Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Sample-O’Donnell Funeral Home in Sharon.
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