Sigfrido G. "Fred" Batista
June 13, 1932 - November 23, 2019
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Sarasota National Cemetery
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On Saturday, November 23, 2019, Sigfrido “Fred” Gutierrez Batista, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away at age 87. Sigfrido was born on June 13, 1932. On June 19, 1972, he married Carolina “Carla” van der Zijden. They raised two children, Monica and Adrian. Sigfrido had a twin sister and spent his childhood in Regla…

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Lionnel Adolfo Monaco left a message on December 7, 2019:
Hi, I knew the man as Mister "B". He was my gym teacher at St. Peters for 9 years (K-8). He definitely impacted me for life for a love with athletics and being fit. I still can hear his accented voice reprimanding or praising me.Sometimes in spanish (lol). I remember being fascinated by all his photos and trophies whenever I was in his office. I really appreciated and enjoyed reading his bio on this page. I have always been curious about this man, his history, family and passions. I am a bit saddened that I never got the chance to reconnect with him after all these years. I will always be grateful that he was an early influence in my life. He was definitely a shining star at St. Peter's during my childhood.
Anna Di Cesare left a message on December 6, 2019:
My deepest condolences to the entire Batista family, your father was an amazing person and he will be missed.
Beverly Schwartz left a message on December 5, 2019:
Adrian, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose someone close to you but you will always remenber the good times you shared with you Dad, and his smile. Hope your family is doing well, sending my thoughts to all of you. Bev
Kim Nelson left a message on December 4, 2019:
In memory of Sigfrido G. "Fred" Batista, Kim Nelson lit a candle
Fred Crawford left a message on December 3, 2019:
Dear Carla, Monica and Adrian and families. We are shattered to lose our wonderful friend Fred. Our hearts go out to you - a donation has been made to the YMCA in Niles in Fred's honour. Even a million dollars wouldn't seem enough for all the happiness he brought to our lives. Your friends Barb and Fred Crawford.
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Angélique and family left a message on December 2, 2019:
Dear Uncle Fred, We will miss you dearly and we will cherish all our great memories of beautiful stories, silly jokes and great magic trics. We loved having you as our Ome Fred!
Marge Rau McCoy left a message on December 1, 2019:
My heart goes out to Mr. Batista's family and friends. I fondly remember his gym classes, and especially the after school gymnastics he taught us. He was always kind, humorous, and dedicated to his craft and his students. Vaya con Dios.
Maria left a message on December 1, 2019:
So sorry for your loss he was my gym teacher at st Peter's and loved the gym shows that he organized every year.
Margie Schels left a message on December 1, 2019:
My thoughts and prayers go out to Fred's family. I have fond memories of him during my 5th-8th grade years at St. Pete's, and even moreso as a colleague during my first 2 years of teaching there. Rest in peace, Mr. B!
Donna Tessner-Aulisio left a message on December 1, 2019:
Dear Batista Family, Mr. "B" was my grammar school gym teacher at St. Peter's Catholic School.....He made us tough- climb ropes, run and run around the gym, push ups etc., the uneven bars, the tumbling, the back flips-and the best, of course"The Gym Show"..always a good challenge. His life sure did change a lot after the days I graduated from St. Peter's.. He lead a very full life since those days. My deepest sympathy to the family...Rest in Peace Mr. B.
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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