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Capt. James Batwinis

January 12, 1944 — July 7, 2022

Captain James Batwinis, 78, of St. Augustine, FL, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2022, at Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine, FL.  Born January 12, 1944, in N. Charleroi, PA he was the son of the late Edward and Rose Alberta Batwinis.  A resident of St. Augustine for the past 24 years, Mr. Batwinis was Methodist by faith and was a retired US Naval Aviator.  After his college graduation, Captain Batwinis entered the Aviation Officer Candidate Program and was commissioned an Ensign in December 1965 at Pensacola, Florida.  he served as Commander, reserve Patrol Wing Pacific from August 1988 until August 1990.  In September 1990, he reported to Commander Naval Air Reserve Force, New Orleans, Louisiana for duty as Deputy Chief of Staff for Flight Programs.  In May 1991 he began his tour as Commander, Naval reserve Recruiting Command until his retirement in 1995.  Captain Batwinis' citations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal (2), Navy Commendation Medal (20, Naval Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Sea Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal and Republic of Vietnam Service Medal.

He is survived by his wife Carolyn Moore Batwinis to whom he was married 57 years; two daughters & sons in law Robbie Lynn & Joe Stout of Baltimore, MD, Lori Ann & Robbie Coslow of Johnstown, PA; six grandchildren Tori Thiell, Mary Stout, Spencer Stout, Capt. Veronica Arnold, James Jeffries, Thomas Jeffries and three great grandchildren Blake, Brooks & Riley.  He is preceded in death by a brother Robert Batwinis.

Visitation will be held Friday from 9-10 am at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183.  Funeral services will be held Friday at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC at 10:00 AM.  Interment will take place in Belle Vernon Cemetery.

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Visitation

Friday, July 15, 2022

9:00 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations - Belle Vernon

626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon, PA 15012

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Funeral Service

Friday, July 15, 2022

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Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations - Belle Vernon

626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon, PA 15012

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Friday, July 15, 2022

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