Fernando W. Batista, of Falmouth, handed away on Friday March 11, 2022, on the age of 92.
Fernando Batista, loving husband and father, was a distinguished journalist with in depth expertise in Mexico and the United States.
He was born within the metropolis of Merida within the Mexican state of Yucatan in 1929. He started his journalism profession working together with his father, the artist and poet Xavier Batista, who was the Editor of the newspaper “Diaro de Yucatan”. Fernando went on to be a part of the newsroom of “El Mundo” in Tampico, the place he was acknowledged as a superb reporter. He was later promoted to Deputy Director of “El Heraldo”, in San Luis Potosi, the place he launched with “exemplary braveness, civic and journalistic integrity, an unforgettable marketing campaign towards a neighborhood mob syndicate”. Fernando additionally was Deputy Interim Director of ‘”El Heraldo” within the metropolis of Aguascalientes. Later he turned the Sub-Director of “El Fronterlzo” in Ciudad Juarez.
He later moved to New York City the place he labored from 1957 to 1964 as Editor of the Spanish language newspaper “El Diario” in New York, and as Editor-in-Chief of Spanish language newspaper “La Prensa” in New York, and likewise as Director of the Hispanic newspaper “El lmpartial” in Chicago.
Between 1964 and 1979 Fernando was Production Manager of “Press Week, and Production Director at “Tabloid Lithographers” which revealed varied native newspapers and quite a few commerce publications.
In 1981 he assumed position of Sub-Director General of three “DIARIO” newspapers within the cities of Leon, Irapuato, and Guanajuato till his return to New Jersey in 1982. In 1983 Fernando joined Venet (VPS) as Production Manager till his retirement in 1993.He retired to Whiting, New Jersey the place he lived together with his spouse Connie earlier than transferring to Massachusetts in 2020.
Fernando is survived by his spouse of 68 years, Connie Batista, sons Fernando Batista (spouse Karen) and Sergio Batista (spouse Elizabeth), daughter Cynthia Reilly, and 6 grandchildren: Elizabeth (husband Chris), Andrew (Karla) Joshua (spouse Yoko) Christopher, Claire, and Catherine.
Visitation will happen on Thursday, March 17, 2022, from 10AM – 11AM at Chapman Funerals & Cremations, 475 Main Street, Falmouth, MA with a Funeral Service at 11AM. Burial will likely be personal.
Published by Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Falmouth on Mar. 16, 2022.