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July 26, 2013

John Christopher Bathen

John Christopher Bathen

COOPERSTOWN — John Christopher Bathen, 54, owner of the Terrace Motor Inn, Cooperstown, left this earth on Monday evening, July 22, 2013, after a long illness.

Mr. Bathen was born May 15, 1959, in Rome. The son of John P. (deceased) and Anne M. Bathen (Schwartz). John was raised in La Crescenta, Calif., and has been a resident of Cooperstown since 1972.

He graduated from Cooperstown Central School, and attended Syracuse University and the Philadelphia College of Art. He was an avid artist, illustrator and musician throughout his life.

He loved skiing, motorcycling, Lake Otsego and the yearly 4th of July fireworks shows he hosted at the Terrace Motor Inn.

Surviving is the love of his life and wife, Tina Bathen (Squires); mother, Anne Bathen Murdock of Mount Vision; stepfather, Alfred Murdock; sister, Deborah McGinnis (Bathen) of Atlantic County, N.J.; and nephews, Alexander and Ian Koplin of New York City and Philadelphia, Pa., respectively.

Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service for John at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at the Tillapaugh Funeral Home, 28 Pioneer St., Cooperstown.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in John’s memory be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016

Arrangements are entrusted to Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown.

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