Dr. Edgar H. Batcheller, Jr.

Jul 13, 2020
Dr. Edgar H. Batcheller, Jr., known to family and friends as Terry, passed away Wednesday, July 8 at his family summer home in Mattapoisett.

He was born in Boston on March 9, 1937 to RAdm Edgar Hadley Batcheller and Anne Gordon (King) Batcheller. After serving two years in the United States Marine Corps, he graduated from UVA Medical School. After completing his internship and residency in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, he moved to Thomasville, North Carolina. In 1974 he joined Dr. James Piver at Onslow Surgical Clinic in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He was an esteemed surgeon who was respected by the medical community and adored by his patients. Retiring in 2012, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and summering in Mattapoisett.

He was predeceased by his parents and his younger brother, Dr. James Batcheller (USARet).

He is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn Batcheller, his brother Col. Gordon Batcheller (USMCRet), and his children, Dr. Lisa Mueller and her husband Bill, Susan Batcheller, Jimmy Batcheller and his wife Natalia, Christian Batcheller and his wife Ashley, and Dr. Giselle Batcheller.

He is also survived by his stepchildren, Teresa Buckner, Susan Buckner Butler and her husband Ron, and Michael Buckner.

Terry was known as either “Baldino” or “Poppa” to his grandchildren: Billy, Jake, Nick and Susie Mueller, Elisa and Katarina Batcheller, Brooks, Price, Christian and Kuper Batcheller, Hadley and Ammon Sloop, Dallas Turner, Sophie Storer, Cheyenne Ortega, and Morgan Buckner.

Terry loved his niece and nephew, Cathy and Doug Batcheller, and his numerous devoted cousins.

He will be greatly missed by family and friends who will remember his wicked sense of humor and his unique culinary concoctions.

His memorial mass will be celebrated Thursday, July 16 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Church, 22 Barstow St., Mattapoisett.

A memorial is planned for July 2021 at Harborview, his family summer home in Mattapoisett, with details to be finalized in the future. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. Batcheller’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For online guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.