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Face Time with Warren Patzer

Published: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Batavia resident Warren Patzer, 76, was at the Batavia Public Library when he answered nine questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

Where did you grow up? Batavia, born and raised. I was born in a house three blocks from where I live now.

Who would play you in the movie of your life? Paul Newman

First job? Baling hay on a farm and setting pins at Batavia Bowl when I was 12.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A cowboy. I became a materials supervisor instead.

A book or movie you’d recommend? The movie “Lonesome Dove” and the book “Wagons West” by Dana Fuller Ross

Favorite charity? Salvation Army

Hobbies? Reading, and I walk two miles a day.

Favorite local restaurant? Apple Villa in Batavia

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I saved three people. One from drowning and two with the Heimlich maneuver.

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