Obituary of Marie T. Batjer
Watertown - Marie T. Batjer, 90, of Samaritan Summit Village and formerly of Ives Hill Retirement Community, died early Thursday morning at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown. A graveside service will be held in the Nichols Cemetery, Nichols, NY at date and time to be announced in the spring.
Arrangements are with the Piddock Funeral Home, Adams.
Born September 22, 1926, daughter of John E. and Hazel G. (Parke) Tribe, she graduated from Nichols High School in 1944 and in 1946 from the Harper Method School of Beauty, Rochester, NY, where she worked as a beautician and later drove school bus for many years for Pittsford School District.
A first marriage to Vernon J. Morton of Rochester ended in divorce.
She married Walter A. Batjer of Pittsford, NY on October 19, 1974. The couple lived in Pittsford and had a summer cottage on Honoeye Lake. After selling the home in Pittsford, they divided their time between Honoeye Lake and Venice FL. They eventually sold the cottage and moved to Venice, FL where they lived year round.
Mr. Batjer died September 24, 1999.
Mrs. Batjer moved to Ives Hill Retirement Community, Watertown, in 2003, and in 2014 moved Samaritan Summit Village, Watertown.
She is survived by three daughters and two sons in law, Kari E. Morton, Taramac, FL, Pamela M. and David W. Kellogg, Adams, Dana M. and Mark G. Johnson, Mesa, AZ; two grand-daughters Lauren Smith, Adams, Kortney Price, FL; one great grand-daughter Zoey Cheatham, Adams; one step daughter in law, Janet Batjer, Bedford, TX; step grandchildren Mark (Aimee) Anderson, Daryl (Amy) Batjer; Christine (Michael) Mohn, Laurie (Brad) Dean; step great grandchildren including Maddie Mohn, Brody and Owen Batjer, Jackson and Preston Dean, Kyle and Katelyn Delaney; three sisters in law, Ruth Tarpley, Arlene Tribe and Mary Tribe; several nieces and nephews, and her care giver and dear friend Sue Forman, Watertown.
She is predeceased by three brothers, John, Harlow and Alden Tribe, and one sister Louise Many, one step son Alan Batjer and one step daughter and son in law, Bonnie and William Anderson.
She enjoyed traveling and especially spending time with her family and friends.
In her memory, donations may be made to the Association for the Blind, 321 Prospect St # 1, Watertown, NY 13601, or your own local chapter.
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