Donald ‘Don’ Batz, former senior vice president and director of operations for CommAir Mechanical Services, died April 22 at the age of 77.

Batz was involved with the Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), serving as chairman of the MSCA board of managers in 2001 and as a past member of the MCAA board of directors. Batz also served on the board of trustees of the international training fund. In 2005, Batz was presented with MSCA’s D.S. O’Brien Award of Excellence, and, in 2006, he received MCAA’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award.

Batz was also actively engaged in the Mechanical Contractor Association (MCA) of Northern California and served as its president. In recent years, he was involved with the Kent Morrill Scholarship program, which provides scholarships for the children of MCA of Northern California members and other northern California charities.

Batz is survived by his wife of 55 years, Darolyn; six children; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Publication date: 6/22/2015