Born May 30, 1922 in Cleveland, he was the son of Nick L. and Providenza (Puleo) Battaglia.
Mr. Battaglia was the co-owner of Nick Battaglia & Sons and Kent Produce. He was a member of St. Patrick Church in Kent.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie "Midge" (Lohmier), whom he married Nov. 27, 1943; sons, Nick L. (Phyllis) of Kent, Paul Jr. (Barb) of Kent, Tom J. (Mary Ann) of Ravenna and Angelo A. of Ravenna; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild; brother, Tony T. (Maylene) of Kent; and sisters, Josephine (Virgil) Ashton of Rootstown, Ann Zampelli of Kent, Gloria Vitantonio of Kirtland, Eleanor (Andy) Levitsky of Stow and Amy Giulitto of Ravenna. His brother, Angelo; sister, Mary DiMauro; and grandsons, Stephen Philip Battaglia and Tommy John Battaglia Jr., died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Bissler and Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Church in Kent, with the Rev. Joseph Ruggieri officiating. Burial will be in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Portage County Division, 1640 Franklin Ave., Kent 44240, or Portage County Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice, 234 S. Water St., Kent 44240.