Batavia - Betty Ann Ahl, age 80, of Batavia, passed away unexpectedly on November 10, 2017 at her home.
Mrs. Ahl was born May 6, 1937 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Samuel J. Gaeta and Mary J. Pricola Gaeta. Mrs. Ahl is also predeceased by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles Ahl and Janette Levins Ahl.
A 1954 graduate of Batavia High School, she was a member of Resurrection Parish and volunteered her time at the gift shop at The Jerome Center in Batavia. Betty enjoyed going to coffee every Tuesday at Salvania's Restaurant and Friday at Miss Batavia Diner with her family and friends. A devoted wife and mother, Betty was absolutely adored by her grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking and cherished her time with her family.
Betty worked for the Batavia City School District for 37 years. She began her career at Jackson Elementary School, later moving to John Kennedy Elementary School where she was the secretary to the principal until her retirement.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Richard “Corky” L. Ahl, whom she married April 19, 1958; loving daughters, Linda (Mark) Restivo of Albion, Marianne (John, Sr.) Sallome and Carol (Dan) Hunt, both of Batavia; her treasured grandchildren, Jenna Sallome, Emily Sallome, John Sallome, Jr., Erin Dobbertin and Matthew Dobbertin; her sisters, Joanne (Paul) Kruppa of Batavia and Dolores (David) Prezyna of West Seneca; her uncle, Vito (Rosalind) Pricola; her aunt, Jeanette (late Alfonso) Attardi and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends may call on Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021, Notre Dame High School Foundation, 73 Union Street, Batavia, New York 14020, Genesee Cancer Assistance, Inc., 127 North Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or Homecare & Hospice, 29 Liberty Street, Suite #6, Batavia, New York 14020.