posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 03:53 PM
The Buffalo news
I was a recipient in a group email in Gmail today. The person asked "Is John-Michael Battaglia still alive?" My first reaction was to call him.
Then I looked further down in the thread and found he in fact died in June. He died at the same hospice my mother passed in 1 month later.
I cleaned his home for years. He entertained me with stories of when he worked at Skywalker Ranch. He showed me some very early in-house Atari
documents. He was a great conversationalist and I liked to think we were friends as well as me just being his house cleaner.
I thought of him recently. He loaned me a book. A first edition of 'The Green brain' by Frank Herbert. He got it out of his extensive library and
thought I would like it since I am such a big Dune fan.
He couldn't afford for me to clean for him in many months, as he had a bone marrow transplant and the costs were astronimical before insurance was
figured out. After his surgery, his sister hired me to completely disinfect and remove all dust from his home. I had to do some research on that
He had an incredibly interesting career over his life.
When I last saw him in person, he was very hopeful the transplant would work and as usual, looked 20 years younger than he actually was.
He was able to complete an e book, with free samples available on the site
He was an accomplished producer and witer.
I recently thought of him to return the book he lent me.
RIP my friend.
edit on 18-8-2016 by reldra because: (no reason given)