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

 Obituaries
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
 
Lidia Cipollone
- Batavia
Age: 94
Died: Thursday, August 31, 2017, at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was a member of Ascension Parish. She and her husband were tailors at Jet Tailors; which they later purchased and named Abruzzi Tailors. She was also a seamstress at Charles Men's Shop. Calling hours are on Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, 10am, at Ascension Parish, 15 Sumner Street. Memorials may to made to the family to be forwarded to Fr. Enrico Gemma, director of CASA di Santa Maria.
Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Robert C. Pfalzer
- Darien
Age: 76
Died: Thursday, August 31, 2017. He was a mechanic for Tyler Truck Lines, Oakfield. Calling hours are on Monday, Sept. 4, from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, 10am, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Darien Center. Memorials are suggested to A-T Children's Project, FL.
Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.
 
Alvina E. Pigula
-Batavia
Age: 96
Died: Thursday, August 31, 2017, at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. Prior to retirement she worked at Max Pies Furniture and Angelica Laundry Services. She was a parishioner of Ascension Parish. Calling hours are on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, 10am, at the Church, Swan and Sumner Streets. Memorials may be made as Mass Offerings.
Arrangements by: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia
 
Donald D. Laesser
- Batavia
Age: 64
Died: Monday, August 28, 2017, at UMMC. He was employed for many years as a graphic detailer. There will be no prior calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Sept. 2, noon to 5pm at the Perry Village Park Community Bldg,, Lake Street, Perry. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by: Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, Warsaw.
 
Sally Ann Kriger
- Attica
Age: 71
Died: Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Calling hours are on Saturday, August 26, from 10am to 11am at the funeral home, where prayers will immediately follow. Memorials are suggested to the Bennington Fire Dept.
Arrangements by: Marley Funeral Home, Attica.
 
Lorraine K. Alexander
-Bergen
Age: 65
Died: Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at home. She was a member of the Bergen Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. Calling hours are on Saturday, August 18, from 1pm to 3pm at the funeral home, where funeral services will immediately follow. Memorials are suggested to The Warrior House, Middleport.
Arrangements by H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Bergen.
 
Alexander Krywy
- Stafford
Age: 84
Died: Sunday, August 13, 2017. A U S Marine Corps veteran, he had worked at Lapp Insulator, Leroy; Gillette Machine & Tool, Rochester; and Iroquois Design, Caledonia. He was a life member of the Stafford Volunteer Fire Dept. Calling hours are on Thursday, August 17, from 5pm to 8pm at the funeral home, where services will be held on Friday, 10am. Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warrior Project.
Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Mary Ellen Hoopengardner
- Charlotte, NC
Age: 64
Died: Saturday, August 12, 2017. She enjoyed her career in engineering after getting her degree at GCC, Batavia.  Calling hours are on Thursday, August 17, from 2p to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held Friday, 11am, at the Alden Union Cemetery.
Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.
 
Irene J. Penepent
- Batavia
Age: 81
Died: Saturday, August 12, 2017, at Premier Genesee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Calling hours are on Monday, August 14, from 5pm to 8pm at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, 9:30am at Maximillian Kolbe Catholic Church, East Pembroke.
Arrangements by: C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Corfu.
 
Roger M. Wood
- Batavia
Age: 75
Died: Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. Prior to retirement, he worked at Doehler-Jarvis Company and Graham Manufacturing. Calling hours are on Friday, August 11, from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home, where services will be held immediately following.
Arrangements by: J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Barbara A. McCarrick
- Batavia
Age: 78
Died: Monday, August 7, 2017, at Leroy Village Green Nursing Facility. She was a retired Secretary at the Batavia VA Medical Center and member of Resurrection Parish. Services will be announced at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Church.
Arrangements by: Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
Rita Jane Seaburg
- Oakfield
Age: 85
Died: Sunday, August 6, 2017, at home. She had worked as assistant manager for M & T Bank, Batavia, for over 20 years. She was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish and was a member of the Oakfield Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. There will be no prior calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Assoc.
Arrangements by: Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, Oakfield.
 
Thomas M, Kretschmer
-Batavia
Age: 45
Died: Saturday, August 5, 2017. He was a master mechanic. There will be no prior visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
 
Pauline B. Sprague
- Batavia
Age: 98
Died: Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Crossroads House. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She had worked as head cashier at the former Big N Store, Batavia. There will be no prior visiting hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials are suggested to the church.
Arrangements by: H. E. Turner & Company Funeral Home, Batavia.
 
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