BUFFALO — Michael F. Raczka, 73 of Buffalo passed away on Wednesday (March 31, 2021) at Orchard Rehab and Nursing Center in Medina.

Mr. Raczka was born Dec. 8, 1947 in Buffalo, a son of the late Frank M. Raczka and Helen S. (Papaj) Raczka.

Michael served honorably with the Air Force. He was a lover of sports, especially baseball, and enjoyed umpiring for little league.

Michael is survived by his sister, Elaine Skotnicki (late Robert) of Wethersfield; brother, Clifford Raczka (Michelle) of Florida; a niece, Lisa Portelli (Michael) of New Hampshire; nephews, Harry, Thomas, and Jeffrey of Florida; and several great-nephews, great-nieces, and cousins.

Michael‘s Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday (April 7, 2021) from St. Padre Pio Parish — St. Cecilia’s Worship Site, 56 Maple Avenue in Oakfield. Burial with military honors will be in Union Park Cemetery in Wethersfield Springs. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northpointe Council, which provides high-quality, person-centered prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery to those affected by alcoholism, substance use disorders, and other addictions. Their address is: 800 Main Street, Suite 2A, Niagara Falls, NY 14301.

Arrangements for Michael were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home in Batavia. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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