PERRY/GENESEO William Bernhardt 'Ben' Ketcham, 71, died Thursday, January 17, 2008 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw, N.Y. Mr. Ketcham resided at the Livingston- Wyoming ARC Home at 81 North Center St. in Perry and was previously from Geneseo.
He was born Dec. 21, 1936 in Athens, Greece, the son of William and Helene Kruckermeyer Ketcham. He was predeceased by his parents; and his sister, Elizabeth Maloney.
Ben attended Geneseo Schools and was employed at Hilltop Industries in Mount Morris. Ben enjoyed skating and was a fan of Geneseo State Hockey. He also enjoyed traveling.
He is survived by his dear friend, Lisa Graves; and his many friends throughout the Livingston-Wyoming ARC community.
Calling was held at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home Inc. in Geneseo.
Funeral services were held at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Geneseo with Deacon Carolyn Hass officiating. Interment in the church Urn Garden. Memorials may be made to St. Michael's Church, 23 Main St., Geneseo, NY 14454.