June 24, 1939 - April 2, 2023
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Marjorie “Margie” Ellen Batliner
June 24, 1939 – April 2, 2023
On April 2, 2023, Margie, age 83, transitioned from life to eternity. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie and Thelma Thornton, her husband, Ronald Batliner, Sr., and her grandson, William J. Batliner. She is survived by her son and his wife, Ronald Batliner, Jr. and Diana; and by her companion, Norman Lacerte.
Margie was sweet as pie and could be as tough as nails. She did things her way and enjoyed life.
Margie was very active for most of her life. She loved being outside whether it was working in her yard, growing tomatoes in her garden or earning lifesaver credentials as a swimmer. In the last few years, she and Norm traveled to Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and frequent trips to Dover.
She hosted many parties, including large family gatherings and St. Patrick’s Day breakfasts before the Norfolk St. Patrick’s Day Parade. All these events had fantastic food and lots of laughter. One year, she even had a live band playing during a party. When going out to eat, she loved seafood, especially crab cakes, which she sampled regularly at Dockside and Surf Rider.
She was retired from I.B.M. after 25 years and maintained contact with her work friends, including attending an annual lunch with former co-workers. After retiring, she started a new career as a real estate agent.
Margie enjoyed going to concerts and movies; for many years she and her friend Lucille “Toots” Amorosso went to the movies every Friday night. Once she and her grandson worked out a plan to see five movies in one day; it was a grand success with Will eating popcorn at every theatre.
Margie gave of herself. She has helped others get over illness and injury. She donated enough blood to receive a “5 gallon” pin from the Red Cross. Every year, she put flowers on the graves of family and friends.
Margie was feisty and strong until the end, and her family and friends want to thank Shelia’s Place and their caring and professional staff, especially Nicole, for the excellent care they provided for Margie over the last few months. A memorial gathering will be scheduled at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Tunnel to Towers Foundation or St, Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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