Obituary: Peter Batura

Amherst College has recently lost a vital member of the community, Peter “Pete” Batura. Pete was an important figure in Charles Pratt Dormitory, acting as a custodian, father figure, mentor and, most importantly, a friend. If you have ever seen his smiling face, then you know how warm of individual he was. Peter was first and foremost a family man, always raving about his two daughters. He was always a pillar of support for us residents of Charles Pratt and helped us place our issues into perspective. We could have been crying about finals, breakups or room draw — whatever it was, he was always there offering a helping hand and words of wisdom. Outside of Charles Pratt, Pete brought a smile to the faces of everyone in the shop and the committees he was a part of. He was a friendly person who brought much-needed cheer to the service center and Charles Pratt. Pete will be truly missed, and this community will not be the same without his smiling face.