BATTILOCHI, Samuel T., 87, of Pleasant Grove, Ohio, passed Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Valley Hospice South, Liza’s Place, Wheeling, WV.

He was born in Somerdale, Ohio, on October 6, 1925, a son of the late Frank and Susie Celestino Battilochi.

Sam was a retired employee of Norfolk & Western Railroad; a WW II U.S. Army veteran; and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Marie Havlicek Battilochi; brother: Frank “Bo” Battilochi; and sisters, Helen Young and Irene Chiarelli.

Sam is survived by a daughter, Marianne Brown, and her husband, Tim, of Pleasant Grove; and a sister, Rose Marie Sefsick, and her husband, John, of Adena.

Friends will be received Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Road, Brookside, Ohio, with Vigil services at 4:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Colerain, Ohio, with Rev. Dale Torres, as celebrant. Entombment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Frances Cabrini Church, or Liza’s Place, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943.

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