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Roger K. Rada

By Joshua Smith
May 6, 2016, 3:46pm

Batavia – Mr. Roger K. Rada, 62, of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 6, 2016 at United Memorial Medical Center.

Mr. Rada was born March 1, 1954 in Batavia, a son of Isabelle Tretter Rada of Batavia and the late Raymond Rada.

A 1973 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Batavia, he was a member of Resurrection Parish. An avid outdoorsman, he was a member of the Coon Club in East Pembroke and the Batavia Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, camping, cooking and barbecuing.

He had a deep love for his children and grandchildren and was very devoted to this faith.

Surviving along with his mother are his wife,  Jolynne  Dickinson Rada, whom  he married November 18, 1976; his children, Amy (Jeff) Rozler of Hamburg, Ryan (Jamie) Rada of Oakfield and Jessica Rada of Pavilion; five grandchildren, Thomas Rada, Rennee, Andrew and  Zachary Rozler and Cameron Maxwell; brothers and sisters, Patricia (Donald) Hayles of Arizona,  Richard (Cindy) Rada and Helen (Mark) Weibel of Batavia and Donald (Christy) Rada of Byron; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia.  He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Batavia. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in Roger’s name to Notre Dame High School Foundation, 73 Union Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or to the American Heart Association, 20 North Pointe, Suite #130, Amherst, New York 14228. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Roger’s name, please visit

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