In Memory of






Obituary for William "Bill" M. Bathgate Jr.

William “Bill” M. Bathgate, Jr., 72, resident of Hollidaysburg Veterans’ Home, formerly of Bellefonte, passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at UPMC Altoona. Born on August 15, 1949, in Bellefonte, he was the son of the late William M. Bathgate, Sr., and Marie (Boob) Bathgate, who is surviving at her home in Lemont. He was married to his beloved wife, Patty (Page) Bathgate, who is surviving at home in Bellefonte, after sharing 50 years of marriage together.

Bill was a graduate of State College High School. He went to work with the United States Postal Service after school until he was drafted by the United States Army in March of 1969. Before being honorably discharged in March 1971, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. After his time in the service, he returned to work with USPS, where he was a Mail Clerk.

In addition to his wife, Patty, and mother, Marie, he is survived by his two sons, Chris Bathgate of Bellefonte, and Jim Bathgate of Selinsgrove, and two grandchildren, Devin Bathgate, and Chase Bathgate. Also surviving are two brothers, Robert Bathgate (Jean), Randy Bathgate (Kandie), and a sister, Penny Royer (Donald).

Along with his father, he was preceded in death by sister, Sandy Lose.

Bill was an avid Penn State fan, especially football and wrestling.

Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. in Bellefonte.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to the Hollidaysburg Veterans’ Home by mailing checks made payable to HVH Residents’ Welfare Fund to Hollidaysburg Veterans’ Home, 500 Municipal Drive, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648. Please include “In Memory of Bill Bathgate, Jr.” in the memo line.

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