Richard J. Canale, 75, of Batavia, died on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Rochester General Hospital.
Richard was born July 6, 1942 in Buffalo, a son of the late Louis and Eva (Quatrani) Canale.
A veteran, Richard served with the United States Army and was a senior consultant with Systems & Computer Technology in Rochester. Richard was an active member of Resurrection Parish, serving on the parish council and also as a Eucharistic minister and lector. He was a Lay Person, 3rd Order of Mercy Grove LeRoy. Richard was a 3rd Degree Knight with the Monsignor William C. Kirby Council #0325, serving as deputy, grand knight and financial secretary. Also, he was a 4th Degree Knight with Father Vincent R. Capodonno Assembly #0755, holding office as a faithful pilot and faithful navigator.
Survivors include two nieces, Luanne (Gregory) Kovacs of Florida and Susan (David) Hostetter of Rochester; a nephew, John (Cindy) Canale of Batavia; great-nieces and great-nephews, Adam (Barbara), Scott and Frank Kovacs, Molly (Tyler) Jette, Jonathan and Eric Hostetter and Rebecca and Nathan Canale; a great-great-nephew, Gregory Kovacs.
He is a brother of the late John V. and Dr. Louis D. Canale.
Calling hours are Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. The Monsignor William C. Kirby Council #0325 will conduct a prayer service at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and the Father Vincent R. Capodonno Assembly #0755 will stand guard during the calling hours.
Richard's Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at Resurrection Parish - St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia, where military honors will be held at the conclusion of Mass. Richard will be laid to rest in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kenmore.
Memorials may be made to Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or Fathers of Our Lady of Mercy, c/o Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 44 Lake Street, LeRoy, NY 14482-1046.