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William J. Bill Seifert

By Joshua Smith

Batavia - Mr. William J. “Bill” Seifert, 56, of Batavia, died Thursday, (June 2, 2011) at his home.

Mr. Seifert was born November 21, 1954 in Batavia, the son of the late Glenn and Mary (Brooks) Seifert.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Batavia, Godfrey's Pond, Board of Directors for the Genesee Baseball Club and was a former member of the Batavia Jaycees. 

Mr. Seifert was a NASCAR, Philadelphia Phillies, Buffalo Bills and Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He also enjoyed golfing and fishing. Mr. Seifert was a loss mitigation relationship manager at Chase in Albion.

For 12 years he was the message board operator and programmer for the Batavia Muckdogs. Mr. Seifert also operated the 30 second shot clock for the Batavia High School boys and girls basketball teams. 

Survivors include his three sisters, Kathleen (Kerry) Ball of Elba, Deborah (William Berry) Seifert of Buffalo and Marjorie (Carlos) Aguilar of San Diego, California; five nieces and nephews and four great-nieces and great-nephews.

Calling hours are Tuesday (June 14th) from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Road, Batavia. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday (June 15th) also at the Church. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Road, Batavia, NY 14020 or Volunteers For Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021.  

Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.

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