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Charles B. Bateman

Charles B. Bateman, 97, of Essex Road, Ipswich, husband of the late Ruth C. (McGaunn) Bateman, passed away peacefully at home on September 1, 2013.  Born May 6, 1916 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Percy and Maud (Callis) Bateman. He was a graduate of the University of Alabama. Ruth and Charles married in 1940. During World War II he proudly served in the US Army, and in 1949 he joined the Air Force Reserve, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Moving to Ipswich he went to work at the United Shoe Machinery Corp in Beverly, and shortly before his retirement he went back to school, earning a law degree from Suffolk University. While in retirement, Charles operated a successful antique business with his wife, becoming a master furniture refinisher and restorer of antiques. 

He is survived by his two sons, Charles B. Bateman, Jr. and his wife Linda of Brentwood, CA and Philip C. Bateman and his wife Katherine of Centerville;  two daughters, Janice C. Burnes and her husband Richard of Bedford and Marilee (Bateman) Strom of Shingletown, CA.; nine grandchildren, Lisa Litchfield, Lori Harding, Douglas Burnes and Lindsay Opdyke of MA, Colby Bateman of TX;  Randy Bateman, Keith Bateman, Brent Bateman and Todd Bateman of CA;  twelve great grandchildren  and a brother, John Bateman and his wife Patricia of Matthews, VA. He was the brother of the late Edward Bateman of Water Island, St. Thomas.

A private service will be held at the National Cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier Funeral Home of Ipswich. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


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