|Birth: ||May 6, 1933|
|Death: ||Dec. 30, 1994|
A son of Floyd and Marie (Smith) Batzel Ritchey. He first married Sondra Knupp of East Freedom, then Deanna (Reed) Roland.
He was survived by his wife and three children, Jeffrey Batzel of Hopewell RD 1; Todd Batzel of Duncansville; and Kami Arrotti of Pittsburgh; two step-children; a granddaughter, and a stepgrandson.
He was also survived by five brothers and sisters: Robert D. Batzel of Everett RD 1, Dolores Clapper and Carol Porter of Hopewell RD 1; Fred A. Batzel of Everett; and Galen R. Batzel of Ridgley, WV.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce, and brothers Quenten and Donald Batzel.
Mr. Batzel attended First United Church of Christ, Everett. He was a graduate of Robert P. Smith High School, Slippery Rock University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
He was a U. S. Army veteran. He began teaching in 1958 at Forbes Road High School. He taught in the Northern Bedford County School District for 31 years. He served as athletic director for 27 years and 18 years as head varsity boys basketball coach.
He also was former head coach for boys track and former head junior high and assistant varsity football coach.
He was a member of the Everett Free and Accepted Masons, Lodge 524, he was past president of the Down River Golf Association.
He was admired, loved and respected by all who knew him.
Created by: Mary Hall Miller
Record added: Sep 05, 2012
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