Friends Prepare for Ex-Reporter’s Funeral

By Betsy Rothstein Comment

This morning CQ Roll Call has the details on Chris Battle‘s funeral.

The former Capitol Hill aide and reporter died last week after a lengthy fight against kidney cancer. He previously worked for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette when former Rep. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) snagged him to come to Washington and handle his communications.

See the service and donation details here.

Friends recently shared the news of Battle’s death.

Chris battle, 45, passed Thursday morning after a long and courageous fight against kidney cancer. Chris was a well-loved fixture among Washington journalists — as a sr Hill and Admin aide (rep Asa Hutchison, DEA, DHS), a reporter and editorial page editor (ark Dem Gazette) and a communications strategist (adfero). He and his wife Dena Battle fought his cancer with characteristic wit and everything else they could. In addition to dena, he is survived by his two young daughters, his parents and siblings, and more friends than can be counted. Washington lost a good man this week, but Heaven gained one.