Dr. Gino C. Battistone
On Thursday, August 18, 2016, of Silver Spring, MD. Born in Baltimore, MD. He was a graduate of both Gonzaga College High School and Georgetown University, undergraduate, through his doctoral degree in biochemistry. In 1990, he retired as Deputy of Research and Chief, of the US Army Institute of Dental Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Battistone was an army medic and a US Army World War II veteran. He was a professorial lecturer at George Washington University and Georgetown University School of Medicine and Dentistry. He was the author of over 100 papers in the area of Dental Biochemistry, Radionuclear Chemistry, Chemistry and Toxicology of trace metals and wound healing.
As a volunteer, he served as an Emeritus Foundation Scientist instructor for District of Columbia Public School students and guide for the Goddard Space Flight Center. At Georgetown University, he proved to be a talented thespian. He chose to serve as theater director and set designer for his parish Catholic Youth Organization, St. John Baptist De La Salle, Hyattsville, MD. The plays he directed won first place multiple times in the Catholic Archdiocese competitions. He later developed his set design building skills to become a master woodworker.
Gino Battistone was a devoted husband of the late Mary Ann De Francisci Battistone for 64 years; father of Marianne and Carol Battistone; father-in law of Philip W. Norwood and Ronald Klayman. Remembrances will be shared at 1:30 pm with a Memorial Mass to follow at St. Patrick’s Church, 4101 Norbeck Rd. Rockville MD 20853, Saturday, September 24, 2016. Private interment was August 19th.