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Ray A. Waters

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Ray A. Waters


Ray A. Waters, 58, of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Sunday (Sept. 5, 2021) at his residence under the loving care of his family.

He was born Jan. 4, 1963, in Buffalo, N.Y., a son of the late Stanley and Joan Eveleigh Waters.

He is predeceased by his sister, Amy Guthrie; brother, Dusty Waters; and canine friend, Lucy.

Ray and his family moved from Watertown to Batavia when he was a young child and graduated from Batavia High School. He then served his country with the U.S. Navy for eleven years. He was currently employed by Byron Bergen Central School District where he worked in the building maintenance department for several years. Ray was an avid Buffalo Sabres fan as him and his wife were season ticket holders, looking for that breakout year.

Most of all, Ray will be remembered for his generosity. Whether it be for his family, friends or neighbors, he was always looking to help others. Always going all out for someone else if it was just to put a smile on their face. Ray was known in his neighborhood for having the most extravagant lighting display for Halloween and Christmas and looking to make the next year bigger and better.

He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. His huge heart, expertise of exterior illumination and laughter will be truly missed by all who knew this great man.

Survivors include his loving wife, Diane T. Waters of Batavia; son, Matthew Waters of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Samantha (Brandon) Hall of Elba; grandsons, Gavin, Jaxon and Corbin Hall; sister, Cindy Ciszkowski of Blasdell; brothers, Mark (Jennifer) Waters, Lance (Margaret) Waters and Andrew (Janet) Waters, all of Florida. Ray is also survived by several nieces, nephews, family members from England and the “Queen of the House”, Prudence.

Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories on Friday (Sept. 17) from 4-8 p.m. at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, N.Y., where a Celebration of Life Service (Otherwise to be known as the final Roast to Ray Waters) will be Saturday at 2 p.m.

Ray will be laid to rest among his fellow Hero’s in the Western New York National Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at:

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. Ronald Konieczny II, Director.

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