Mrs. Carolyn L. Battaglia, 47, of 410 Wood St., Ellwood City passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, in her home with her loving family at her side, following a courageous three year battle with cancer.
Carolyn was born on November 16, 1965 in Ellwood City to Glen Koach and the late Helen Ann Tallon Koach. She graduated from Lincoln High School with the class 1984, and then from Slippery Rock University in 1988 with a degree in Public Health. She had worked at the Wellness Center, Blocher Jewelers, and the McGuire Home. Carolyn is a member of the Christ Presbyterian Church, and the Ellwood City High School Cheerleading Boosters Association. Carolyn's joy in life was spending time with her four children.
She is survived by her husband of nineteen years, Steve J. Battaglia whom she married on September 10, 1994, her three daughters, Erica, Alena, & Olivia Battaglia, her son, Angelo Battaglia, and her father Glen Koach. She is also survived by one sister, Glenda (John) Blinn of Ellwood City, her brother, David Koach of Portland, OR, her sister in law, Norma Koach of Ellwood City, her brother in law, Sam (Amy) Battaglia of Lebonon, OH, her mother and father in law, Sam & Kena Battaglia of Ellwood City, and several nieces and nephews.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Koach in 2009, and her brother, Walter Koach in 2011.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and on Saturday from 10-11 am in the Christ Presbyterian Church.
Services for Carolyn will be held on Saturday in the Christ Presbyterian Church at 11:00 am with Rev. R. Tod Custer officiating. Interment will be at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Carolyn's name may be made to the Ellwood City Area Public Library.
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