There are currently four elected Coroners in Genesee and Orleans Counties each who perform their duties on a part-time basis.
As a County Coroner, the officials are responsible for responding to the scene of a death to perform the preliminary investigation surrounding the cause of death and refer the case to the Monroe County Medical Examiner (ME) for comprehensive medicolegal death investigation services including autopsy and post-mortem toxicology, if applicable.
The Coroners also play a role in developing the county’s Mass Casualty/Fatality Plan in preparation for catastrophic incidents, which could be caused by natural, accidental, criminal, or infectious means.
Genesee County Coroners
- Karen Lang
- Wade Schwab
- John Peck
- Donald Newton Jr.
The Genesee County Coroner “on-call” can be reached at any time by contacting the Sheriff’s Department dispatch at (585) 343-5000.
Genesee County Health Department staff at (585) 344-2580 x5555, may also contact the Coroners to answer inquires during business hours.
Orleans County Coroners
- Scott Schmidt
- Rocco Sidari
- Charlie Smith
- Dr. Madejski (Coroner Physician)
The Orleans County Coroner “on-call” can be reached at any time by contacting the Sheriff’s Department dispatch at (585) 589-5527.
Orleans County Health Department staff at (585) 589-3278, may also contact the Coroners to answer inquiries during business hours.