Battaglia, Basil 92, died at his home in Paramus on February 27, 2018. Basil was born in Paterson, served in the United States Navy during WWII, and then moved to Paramus after receiving a degree in education. He was involved in teaching and guidance at Park Ridge High School, and Northern Valley Regional High School in both Demarest and Old Tappan. He was predeceased by his wife, Aida. He is survived by his son, Richard and granddaughters Alexandra and Kyra. We miss him already. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Festa Memorial Funeral Home, 111 Union Blvd., Totowa on Thursday at12:00 PM. Interment of cremains will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Paterson. Friends may visit Thursday from 10 AM-12 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Greenpeace or 350.org. For more information, go to www.festamemorial.com.