WBTA AM 1490
113 Main Street 
Batavia, NY 14020
Phone: 585-344-1490
Fax: 585-344-1441
 

 Obituaries
James Chester Walker
- Leroy
Age: 45
Died: Saturday, November 18, 2017, at UMMC. A U S Army veteran, he received numerous awards for his culinary skills and was an assistant manger at SUNY Geneseo. Calling hours are on Tuesday, November 21, from 6pm to 8:30pm at the funeral home. Funeral services with full military honors will be in Laurinburg, NC. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or Disabled American Veterans.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Kenneth Draycott
- Batavia
Age: 92
Died: Friday, November 17, 2017, at UMMC. He served during WWII with the Royal Naval Commandos. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and a 50 year Master Mason. He was a sales representative at Chemi-Trol Chemical Company, Gibonsburg, Ohio. All services will be private. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the Wounded Warrior Project.
Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Clarence J. (PeeWee) Downs
-Elba
Age: 77
Died: Thursday, November 16, 2017, at UMMC. He was a self taught mechanic. Calling hours are on Monday, November 20, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where a Service of Remembrance will begin at 8pm.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Colleen R. King
- Stafford
Age: 45
Died: Thursday, November 16, 2017. A Memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 19, at noon, at the Sportsman Coon Club, Hopkins Road, Corfu.
Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.
 
Linda M. Mead Engelhardt Royse
- Batavia
Age: 76
Died: Thursday, November 16, 2017, at UMMC. She was an avid bingo player. Calling hours are on Tuesday, November 21, from 1pm to 3pm at the funeral home, where a memorial service will immediately follow.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
N. Elizabeth (Betty) Diehl
- Batavia
Age: 90
Died: Monday, November 13, 2017, at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was a longtime waitress at Mancuso's Restaurant. There will be no prior calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials are suggested to Volunteers for Animals.
Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Douglas W. Kelsey
- Oakfield
Age: 65
Died: Monday, November 13, 2017, at UMMC. He was a bus driver for Elba Central School and a 50 year member of the NYS Grange. Calling hours are on Friday, November 17, from 5pm to 8pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be on Saturday, 10am, at St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecilia's site, Oakfield. Memorials are suggested to NYS Grange or Genesee Cancer Assistance.
Arrangements by: Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.
 
Eric R. McWethy
-Batavia
Age: 21
Died: Monday, November 13, 2017, at home. He was formerly employed by R.A. Haitz Company. Calling hours are on Tuesday, November 21, 6pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where a Celebration of Remembrance and Sky Lantern release will follow.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
 
Betty Ann Ahl
- Batavia
Age: 80
Died: Friday, November 10, 2017, at home. She was a member of Resurrection Parish; and worked for 37 years in the Batavia City School District. Calling hours are on Monday, November 13, 3pm to 7pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, 9:30am, at St. Mary's Church. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads House, Notre Dame High School Foundation; Genesee Cancer Assistance, or Homecare and Hospice.
Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Linda C. Dibble
- Batavia
Age: 71
Died: Sunday, November 5, 2017, at Crossroads House. She was an employee of P.W. Minor Shoe Factory. Calling hours are on Wednesday, November 8, from 10am to 1pm at the funeral home, where services will follow at 1pm. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads House.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company, Inc.
 
John F. Murray, Jr.
- Bergen
Age: 69
Died: Sunday, November 5, 2017, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. Calling hours are on Friday, November 10, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home. Services will be on Saturday, at the Bergen United Methodist Church, 27 South Lake Street. Memorials are suggested to Veterans Outreach Center, Rochester or to the Church.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Bergen
 
Lance W. Dery
-Batavia
Age: 66
Died: Saturday, November 4, 2017. He was a Marine Corp Veteran of the Vietnam War and worked at Kaufmann Footwear. There will be no calling hours or funeral services.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
 
Mary (Dietze) Rowcliffe
- Elba
Age: 52
Died: Friday, November 3, 2017, at home. She cared for children at the NYS School for the Blind. Calling hours are from 3pm to 8pm Tuesday, November 7, at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, 9:30am, at St. Joseph's Church. Memorials are suggested to The Office of Gift and Donor Records, Rochester and specify Wilmont Cancer Lung Research.
Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Audrey E. Aradine
- Rochester
Age: 82
Died: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Unity Hospital. She had worked as an inspector at Owens Illinois, Inc., Brockport. There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, November 4, 10am, at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Joseph C. Cinquino
-Batavia
Age: 90
Died: Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Highland Hospital. A WWII Army Air Corp veteran, he was a member of Resurrection Parish, St. Joseph's Church. He worked for many years at Sylvania and Eastman Kodak. Calling hours are on Sunday, October 29, at the funeral home from 4pm to 8pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday at 9:30am, at St. Joseph's. Memorials are suggested to Notre Dame High School.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Glen C. Kruger
- Batavia
Age: 57
Died: Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Circus Model Builders, and a lifetime member of the Genesee County Agricultural Society. Calling hours are on Monday, October 30, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home. Services will be held Tuesday, 11am, at the Church, 31 Washington Avenue, Batavia. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
John Paul Kuszlyk, I
- Batavia
Age: 69
Died: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at Rochester General Hospital. He was the proprietor of Kuszlyk Milk Haulers, Batavia. He started in the family business at 18; and also developed Kuszlyk Cattle Co.
Calling hours are on Friday, October 27, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where services will be held Saturday, 11am. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, American Kidney Fund, or the American Heart Association.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Associates, Batavia.
 
Amelio R. Taddei
- Oakfield
Age: 93
Died: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at UMMC. A WWII Army veteran, he worked for more than thirty years at Graham Manufacturing. He was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecelia's Church. There will be no prior visitation. Private funeral services will be held at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads House.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Ercel Lucy Scarborough
-Basom
Age: 91
Died: Sunday, October 22, 2017, at Buffalo General Medical Center. She was a member of the Oakfield Alabama Baptist Church. Calling hours are on Wednesday, October 25, from 5pm to 8pm at the funeral home and on Thursday, from 9am to 11am at the Church, 2210 Judge Road, Oakfield. Funeral services will immediately follow at 11am. Memorials are suggested to the Church.
Arrangements by: Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield
 
Linda L. Cianfrini
- West Seneca (formerly of Basom and Las Vegas)
Age: 67
Died: Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. She drove bus for the Las Vegas School system and the Oakfield Alabama School District. Calling hours are on Thursday, October 19,  from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where funeral services will be held Friday, 11am. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by: Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.
 
Mildred I. Marble
- Corfu
Age: 79
Died: Tuesday, October 17, 2017. She was the retired Postmaster of East Pembroke, serving for 17 years. She was a member of the Cornerstone Church, East Pembroke and a life member of the East Pembroke Fire Dept. Auxiliary. Calling hours are on Thursday, October 19, from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at the Church, 2583 Main Road, East Pembroke, Friday, at 11am. Memorials are suggested to the Church.
Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.
 
 
Lisa Joy Smith
-West Seneca
Age: 56
Died: Thursday, October 12, 2017. Calling hours are on Monday, October 16, from 10am to 11:45am at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at noon at St. Joseph's Church, Batavia. Memorials are suggested to The Hospice Foundation of Western NY.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Lucille C. Rich
- Elba
Age: 82
Died: Sunday, October 8, 2017, at UMMC. She was a member of the Elba Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and prior to retirement worked as a clerk at MetLife, Batavia. Calling hours are on Friday, October 13, from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home, where services will be held Saturday, 11am. Memorials are suggested to the Elba Fire Dept.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Chelsie Jo-Marie Simonds
- Batavia
Age: 25
Died: Saturday, October 7, 2017, at home. She was a CNA. Calling hours are on Friday, October 13, from 10am to noon at the funeral home, where services will immediately follow.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company, Batavia
 
Theresa M. Bukiewicz
- Batavia
Age: 87
Died: Friday, October 6, 2017, at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. Prior to retirement she worked at Angelica Health Care. She was a member of Ascension Parish. There will be no prior visitation. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, October 10, 10am, at the Church, Swan and Sumner Streets.
Arrangements by: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Nathan E. Kettrell
- East Pembroke
Age: 62
Died: Sunday, October 5, 2017, at home. He was a union worker in North Carolina for many years. Calling hours are on Friday, October 20, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where services will be held on Saturday, 10:30am. Memorials are suggested to High Point Community Church, Corfu.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
 
Horace H. Wilder
- Batavia
Age: 94
Died: Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at home. A U.S. Army Air Corp veteran of WWII he had worked as a die and mold maker for Doehler Jarvis and Elchar Tool Specialists. He was a 60 year member of the Free and Accepted Masons. Calling hours are on Friday, October 6, from 5pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where services will be held Saturday, 10am. Memorials are suggested to the Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons Educational Assistance Program.
Arrangements by: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Beverly A. McCarthy
- Corfu
Age: 81
Died: Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at UMMC, Batavia. She worked for Don Scott Florist, Montgomery Ward and ran McCarthy's Ceramics with her late husband. Calling hours are on Saturday, October 7, from 2pm to 4pm at the funeral home, with prayers to follow at 4pm. Memorials are suggested to Genesee County Animal Shelter or Volunteers for Animals.
Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.
 
 
Elaine R. Pratt
- Rochester
Age: 71
Died: Monday, October 2, 2017, at Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center. She was a house parent at the NYS School for the Blind and member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Spencerport and former member of St. Paul Lutheran, Batavia. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials are suggested to the Hospice Center.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company, Batavia.
 
Ryan N. DeSantis
- Batavia
Age: 24
Died: Sunday, October 1, 2017, at home. He was employed at Bourbon & Burger and loved music. Calling hours are on Wednesday, October 4, 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, noon, at Resurrection Parish, St. Mary's site. Memorials are suggested to a drug treatment program.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Nancy J. Casper
- Batavia
Age: 96
Died: Friday, September 29, 2017, at the Leroy Village Green Nursing Facility. There are no prior calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials are suggested to the Sunshine Fund at the Leroy Village Green Nursing Home.
Arrangements by: Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield
 
Richard Bret (Dick) Yaw
- The Villages, Florida- Batavia
Age: 82
Died: Tuesday, July 25, 2017. He had worked at Graham Manufacturing, retiring from Q.I.S. in 2006. He was a member of St. Mary's Church. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, October 7, 10am, at St. Mary's site. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hopsital.
Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Alice Meiser Childs
- Basom
Age: 86
Died: Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Batavia Health Care Center. She was a retired teacher, having taught in Painted Post, Batavia, and Oakfield Alabama. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, October 4, from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm at Grace Baptist Church, 238 Vine Street, Batavia. Funeral Services will be held at the Church, Thursday, 10am.
Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.
 
Harlo C. Towner
- Batavia
Age: 81
Died: Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at the Batavia Health Care Center. Calling hours are on Monday, October 2, from 5pm to 7pm at the funeral home, where a celebration of Life will follow at 7pm.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
William P. (Bill) Dougherty
- Stafford
Died: Sunday, September 24, 2017. He was a US Army veteran. He served on the Board of Directors of Genesee County Baseball and was a life member of the Stafford Fire Dept. He was an author.  There will be no prior calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials are suggested to  Genesee Cancer Assistance.
Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Theodore C. (Ted) Ianni
- Lockport
Age: 69
Died: Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Eastern Niagara Hospital, Lockport. He was a free spirit. Calling hours are on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 9:30am to 10:30am at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11am, at St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecilia's Site, Oakfield. Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army, Lockport, or the American Red Cross.
Arrangements by: Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield
 
Robert H. Musall
- Corfu
Age: 88
Died: Wednesday, September 20, 2017. He served in the Marines during the Korean War. He retired from the NY Thruway with 30 years of service. Calling hours are on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm at the funeral home, Services will be held on Wednesday, 11:30am, at Corfu United Presbyterian Church, Allegheny Street.
Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary.
 
June Cotton Vukman
- Batavia
Age: 87
Died: September 16, 2017. She was Supervisor of the Town of Batavia for 18 years. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, Sept. 27, 10am, at Batavia First United Methodist Church, Lewiston Road. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or to the Church.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company, Batavia.
 
Joseph P. Caruso, Sr.
- Batavia
Age: 97
Died: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at the NYS Veteran's Home. Prior to retirement, he was the owner and proprietor of Caruso Auto Service; after retirement he worked at Batavia Country Club. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church. He served in the Army during WWII. There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, Sept. 15, 10am, at the Church. Memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance.
Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Adelyn Pero
- Williamsville   (formerly of Batavia and Florida)
Age: 62
Died: Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. She had been employed for the City of West Palm Beach and Florida Power and Light. Calling hours are on Friday, Sept. 15, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, 9am, at Ascension Parish, Sumner St., Batavia. Memorials are suggested to the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Richard Anthony Rodon
-Oakfield
Died: Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at the NYS Veteran's Home, Batavia. He was a self employed engineer and member of St. Padre Pio Parish, Elba. There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 16, 11am, at the Church, Elba. Memorials are suggested to the Elba or Oakfield Fire Dept.
Arrangements by: Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.
 
Joseph M. Furst, Jr.
- Batavia
Age: 57
Died: Friday, September 8, 2017, at home. His passion in life was playing guitar and music. Calling hours are on Thursday, from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where funeral services will be held Friday, 11am.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Stephen V. Rynkowski
- Batavia
Age: 60
Died: Saturday, September 2, 2017, at home. A US Air Force veteran, he retired from the NYS Correctional Services, Wyoming facility. Calling hours are on Friday, Sept. 8, at the funeral home, from 5pm to 7pm,a reception will follow at the Dibble Family Event Center. Memorials are suggested to Special Operations Wounded Warriors, Myrtle Beach, SC.
Arrangements by: Michael S. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Josephine R. (Jay) Carter
- Batavia
Age: 93
Died: Friday, September 1, 2017, at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was a longtime clerk at the former Marchese Bell  Supermarket. She was a member of Ascension Parish. Calling hours are on Monday, Sept. 4, from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, 10am, at the Church, 15 Sumner Street, Batavia. Memorials are suggested to the Church or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Arrangements by: Bohm-Carlarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia
 
Debra C. Higgins
-Elba
Age: 64
Died: Sunday, September 3, 2017, at home. She was a member of Alabama Methodist Church. She was the first woman to serve as President of a volunteer Fire Dept. She was an active firefighter and EMT in Alabama and also worked with the Elba and Oakfield Fire Depts. Calling hours will be on Friday, Sept. 8, from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held 10am Saturday at the Oakfield United Methodist Church. Memorials are suggested to the Walk to End Alzheimer's Association, WNY Chapter, memo Debbie's Dream Team.
Arrangements by: Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield
 
Nancy J. Settle
- Cowlesville
Age: 80
Died: Friday, September 1, 2017, at Sisters of Charity Hospital, Cheektowaga. She was a member of Wales Center Community Baptist Church, and former member of Calvary Baptist Church. Calling hours are on Friday, Sept. 8, from 5pm to 8pm at Calvary Baptist Church, Galloway Road, Batavia, where services will be held 1pm Saturday. Memorials are suggested to the Churches or Cowlesville Fire Dept.
Arrangements by: Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield
 
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