Born to earthly life on June 14, 1961. The first son of the late Dr. George E Batayias, MD. The first son of Constance (Jeancake) Batayias. Husband of Tami (Bourn) Batayias, Father of Anargyros, and Anastacia. Brother to George Batayias and Nikki Batayias. Further survived by Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, Tami’s family, & Tom Kretlow & family.
Edward G Batayias II was unable to conquer his long, private battle with depression and entered eternal life on November 11, 2020 at the age of 59.
Edward grew up in the Elm Grove/Brookfield area, and attended Pilgrim Park Middle School and Brookfield Central High School.
Edward’s love of music started at an early age with pots, pans & wooden spoons. Eventually upgrading to Ludwig drums and Zildjian cymbals. Edward was a member of many bands performed with: Flanger, Tripper, The Flying V’s, Centerfold and the Zoo. Even though Edward never pursued music as a profession, he became well known in the Milwaukee music scene.
In the early days, Edward spent His weekends enjoying music, either performing or attending other friends’ shows. Encouraging his friends and speaking with everyone he met gave Edward an extensive knowledge of the music scene, nationally and locally. He would be the guy you want to be on your team when playing Rock ‘n Roll Jeopardy. He had an extensive knowledge of music trivia that was second to none.
Edward was famous for his multi-page handwritten journal of every concert he ever attended.
If you ever had a conversation with Edward you undoubtedly are familiar with his Edisms which included: “Ba-leeve!”, “What a cartoon!”, “Nikki, my boy!”, “Best Dump”, “REO Clankwagon”, for his children “No Mickey Mouse!”. Eddie B, had a language all his own!
Edward thoroughly enjoyed connecting with people, playing his favorite game of 120 questions and repeating your answers, as if to store them in his vast trivia bank of knowledge. As so eloquently said by some of his friends: Ed was the greatest rock fan, and brother, of all time.
MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL. Visitation at Becker Ritter Funeral Home 14075 West North Avenue, Brookfield WI on Friday November 20th from 3:30 PM until 7:00 PM with a Prayer and Eulogy Service at 7:00 PM until 7:30 PM. To live-stream Ed’s Service please visit the Becker Ritter website.
Church Service at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church 9400 West Congress Street Milwaukee, WI Saturday November 21st 11:30 AM. Seating is limited and all attendees must register at https://tinyurl.com/agoc-funeral.
In Lieu of flowers, the brothers request that Memorial donations be made to the family. Donations can be mailed to the family in care of Becker Ritter Funeral Home 14057 W. North Ave. Brookfield WI 53005
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