More detail on this person: William "Bill"¥ Aldrich Battey III, 70, of Sisters, Oregon died at
home on Monday, June 8th, 2015. He was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania on June 8th 1945 to the
late Mia and William Battey. Bill graduated from Swarthmore High School in 1963 and earned his
Bachelors degree in Psychology from Westminster College in 1968. He married Diane Elizabeth Moss
shortly there after on June 22st, 1968. Bill volunteered to serve his country and was commissioned
as an officer in the United States Marine Corps in 1968. Bill was awarded a Purple Heart and a
Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroism while flying combat CH-53 helicopter missions in Vietnam.
After ten years of military service, Bill transitioned his aviation career flying for Keystone
Helicopters, MBB (Messerschmitt Bolkow Blohm), Atlantic Aviation and finally to Boeing, serving as
Manager of V22 Business Development in Philadelphia until his retirement. Bill spent his retired
life pursuing his love of RV family travel, retired greyhounds, and riding his Harley Davidson. Bill
is survived by his wife Diane Battey of Sisters Oregon, their three children Robert Battey (Bend,
OR), Jonathan Battey (Maple Valley, WA), and Lieutenant Commander Lydia Battey Haase (Active
Duty Navy). He is also survived by 7 grandchildren. Bill will be buried at Arlington Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Bill to the Semper Fi Fund (www.semperfifund.org) in lieu of flowers would be
appreciated. Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd., Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057.
Deschutes Memorial Chapel & Gardens is honored to serve the family. Visit the web-site at
Published in The Daily Times on June 14, 2015
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