Celebrating the life of Louis Russell Battaglia
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Rochester: Passed suddenly on September 3, 2022. Predeceased by father Russell and mother Jean (née Wick). Survived by brothers James and Thomas (Kathryn); loving wife of 33 years Linda (née Figgins); daughters Madeline, Anna (Patrick), Natalie (Brett), and Rosalind; and grandson Maverick.
Born August 7, 1943 in Dallas, Texas, Lou earned a BS in Biology/Chemistry from Canisius College and a MS in Education from Temple University. He went on to teach science and math, and to coach a variety of sports, including track and field, cross country, golf, tennis, soccer, and basketball. Across his career, Lou held positions at The Park School, Harrisburg Academy, Cape Henry Collegiate, The John Cooper School, Allendale Columbia School, and the Rochester City School District, among others. Teaching was his life’s passion, and even after retirement he continued to work as a substitute teacher, tutor and literacy volunteer.
A natural athlete throughout his life, he enjoyed biking, running and golf. He also loved spending time with family, playing guitar, and consuming mystery books, movies and television. He will be remembered for his intelligence, quick wit, and mentorship to countless students.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Artisan Church (1235 S. Clinton Ave.) on October 8th at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Rochester Education Foundation (www.rochestereducation.org) which provides many programs and resources in support of Rochester students.
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Celebration of Life
1235 S. Clinton Ave.
Rochester, NY 14620