Wayne Fuller, the voice of the Rochester Lancers, passed away at Strong Memorial Hopsital in Rochester, N.Y Friday morning.
He was 70.
Fuller, who had a classic baritone radio voice, called almost 200 games on radio for the Lancers in the original North American Soccer League from 1975-80 and the Rochester Flash in the American Soccer League in 1981.
He was inducted into the Rochester Lancers’ Wall of Fame in 2012 and was a member of the Batavia High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Fuller also did play-by-play for the Buffalo Stallions (Major Indoor Soccer League), Rochester Ravens (United Soccer League) and many high school and college sports.
A graduate of Batavia High School and SUNY-Albany, Fuller worked for radio stations in Albany and Rochester, including WHAM and WYSL and hometown WBTA in Batavia.
He also was the public-address announcer for the Batavia Muckdogs minor-league baseball team.
Fuller held several positions with Empire Trailways starting in 1964 and with New York Trailways in 1994.
The Dwyer Stadium press box in Batavia is named after Fuller.
His survivors include cousins Ann Socha of Albuquerque, N. Mex., Ellen Reed of Albuquerque, N. Mex., Sarah LaBreque of Boulder, Colo., Donna Rogers of Avon, Douglas Fuller of Marietta, Ga., Cheryl Trueman of Marietta, Ga., Tony Fuller of Marietta, Ga., Wirt Fuller of Batavia, N.Y. Linda Call of Stafford, N.Y. Sandy Swanson of Batavia, Janice Hawley of Batavia, Tom Socha of Rochester and Shannon Pille of Rochester.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia, where services will be on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
He will be laid to rest in East Bethany Cemetery in Batavia.
Memorials cab be made to Volunteers For Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, N.Y. 14021 or Alexander Dollar For Scholars, P.O. Box 296, Alexander, N.Y. 14005.