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Philadelphia - Roger Bruce Fargo, 72, of Philadelphia, a statistical analyst at Bell Atlantic in Philadelphia for 30 years, died Saturday, January 1, 2011while visiting familyin Rochester.
Mr. Fargo was born July 17, 1938 in Rochester, the son of the late Cyrus Lewis and Mildred (Mathes) Fargo.
He served with the National Guard in the early 1960’s as a border guard in Texas. He was a member of Trinity Christian Reformed Church in Broomall, PA, was a member of the Batavia High School Class of 1956, received his BA from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Master’s Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and was studying for his Doctorate at Temple University. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi. While in the area, he was a Boy Scout with Troop 76 in Batavia and later was active with the "Open Door Mission". He was a world traveler and missionary to Asia in 2003 and 2008, an avid World Cup Soccer Fan and active in the Republican Party. 
Survivors include 4 children, Automn (John Shepard) Fargo of Rochester,  Barbara Fargo of Wellston, OH, Craig Fargo of Apopka, FL and Deborah A. (Kevin) Williams of Honeoye Falls; 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  

Services for Mr. Fargo will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, January 22, 2011 at the Batavia First Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Batavia YMCA Camp Hough on Silver Lake, 4163 W. Lake Rd., Silver Springs, NY 14550-9752. Arrangements were completed by H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Batavia - Mrs. Clara H. Say Czajka, 93, of Clinton Street Road, Batavia, joyously entered into the presence of her Savior and Friend, Jesus Christ on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at United Memorial Medical Center. 

Mrs. Czajka was born July 13, 1917 in Elba, a daughter of the late Ernest and Lois (Jewel) Schultz.
She was a member of Batavia Assembly of God Church. She was a sales consultant for Colonial Craft in Byron, worked at Carr’s in Batavia, but was best known for her custom made slip covers.
She is predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Elwood L. Say who died in 1989.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph Czajka, whom she married January 5, 1990; 3 children, Clarence (Bonnie) Say of Newfane, Marian (Lynn) Benthin of Apalachin and Colleen (Larry) Williams of Elba; a daughter-in-law, Linda Say of Pittsford, 2 sisters, Gertrude (Phil) Siniscalco of Batavia and Rosemary Warboys of Florida; 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews and friends. 
She was the mother of the late Elwood Say and Damon Say and mother-in-law of the late Suzanne Say.
Friends may call on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Batavia Assembly of God Church where services will follow at 4 p.m. Memorials may be made to Batavia Assembly of God, 24 N. Spruce St., Batavia, NY 14020 or to “Back to the Bible”, PO Box 82808, Lincoln, NE 68528. Burial will be in Byron Cemetery.   Arrangements were completed by H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia. 

Batavia - Mr. Milton E. Hawkins, 95, who retired from the P.W. Minor Shoe Factory at the age of 83, died Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at home.

Mr. Hawkins was born September 4, 1915 in Batavia, the son of the late Alfred and Ethel Hermance Hawkins.
He served during World War II with the US Army. An avid fisherman and gardener he was a lifetime member of St. James Episcopal Church and its’ choir, a member of Ducks Unlimited, VFW, American Legion and the Civil Defense.
Surviving is his wife, Katherine Garrod Hawkins whom he married May 27, 1937. He was the father of the late David and brother of the late William, Alfred Jr., Robert and Edward Hawkins.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty (John) O'Brien of Batavia and Linda (Timothy) Munger of the state of Alabama; one sister, Dorothy Hawkins of Batavia and a sister-in-law, Maxine Hawkins of Florida. He was the grandfather of Gregory (Karen) O'Brien, Scott, Kim and Kevin Gabriel, Krystin Seales and Brittany Golden; great-grandfather of Steven, Alexander and Zachery O'Brien and Morgan Seales. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St. Batavia. Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, at St. James Episcopal Church, 405 E. Main St. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Elba. 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 405 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020 or Ducks Unlimited, 1 Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120.
Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.


 hilbert.jpg Robert E. Hilbert 76, of Batavia died Tuesday January 4, 2011 in the Batavia VA Medical Center. He was born February 14, 1934 in Batavia, NY to the late Frank and Elizabeth (Frantz) Hilbert. Mr. Hilbert was retired from National Fuel Gas where he worked for over 30 years. He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of Glenn S. Loomis American Legion Post #332 and also a member of the Destroyers Escort Sailors Association. Mr. Hilbert enjoyed skiing and making cabinets. He is preceded in death by his brother Frank Hilbert and sister Joan Crimando.  
He is survived by his wife of 54 years Eileen M. (Kempie) Hilbert of Batavia, daughters Karen (Greg) Caya of East Aurora, Barb (Scott) Pashong of Batavia, a sister Gloria Clor of California and sister in law Maryann Hilbert of Connecticut.  3 grandchildren Quinn Caya, Eric Hill and Marin/Taj Caya survive along with several nieces and nephews. 
There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the Family. 
The family suggests memorials be made to All Babies Cherished, 445 Ellicott St, Batavia, NY 14020, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105-3678 or the American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Pwky, Buffalo NY 14228. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call (343-8260).  Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

Guarino, Vincent J.jpgVincernt James Guarino, 76, of Batavia, died Monday (January 3, 2011) at Rochester General Hospital after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Batavia on May 13, 1934, a son of the late Joseph and Angeline Battaglia Guarino.

Mr. Guarino was retired from the US Postal Service and was a well known bar tender in the Batavia area.  He was the proprietor of the former Guarino's Osteria in Batavia for many years.  He served with the US Marines during the Korean War as a Radar Technichian, having attained the rank of Corporal and receiving the National Defense Service Medal.  He was a member of the Polish Falcons Club, St. Nicholas Club, Elks Club and the American L:egion Post 332 of Batavia.  He was an avid NY Yankee and Buffalo Bills fan and enjoyed bowling, golf and coin collecting.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter in law: Vincent Joseph and Nancy Guarino of Bergen and Michael and Jennifer Guarino of Batavia.  Four grandchildren: Nicholas, Joshua and Kristen Guarino of Bergen and Lilah Guarino of Batavia. He was the brother of the late Salvatore Guarino and Grace Kime.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4 - 7:30PM at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA where prayers will follow.

Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in LeRoy.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.


Lutherville, MD/Batavia – Mrs. Catherine Ellen Page Munger, 102, of Lutherville, MD and formerly of Batavia, died Wednesday (December 29, 2010) at her home. 

Mrs. Munger was born December 3, 1908 in Batavia, daughter of the late Harry and Anna (Harris) Page.

She graduated from Batavia High School in 1927.

She is the beloved wife of the late Martin Darwin Munger and devoted friend of Charmaine Rogers-McGilveary. Loving sister of the late Sarah Page Seekins and dear sister-in-law of John R. Munger Sr. of Huntsville, AL. Also surviving are two nieces, Mary Beth Munger Johnson of Columbus, GA and Lee Munger Salmon of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and two nephews, Rev. Fr. Donald (Yvonne) Seekins of Marion, VA and John Russell Munger Jr. of Huntsville, AL.

A graveside service will be held in Grandview Cemetery, Clinton Street Road in Batavia on Friday at 10:00 a.m.

Calling hours were this past Tuesday (January 4, 2011) at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home in Baltimore. A Memorial Service was held in Smith Hall of the Second Presbyterian Church in Baltimore also on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 or Hospice of Baltimore, 11311 McCormick Rd, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.

Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.  Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-8868.

Batavia - Donald C. Partis, 74, of Batavia, passed away Saturday, (January 1, 2011) at the Batavia Nursing Home. Don was born in Rochester September 22, 1936, a son of the late Sidney and Margaret Palmer Partis.

Don was a 1954 Madison High School, Rochester graduate and earned an electrical engineering degree from RIT in 1960. He worked as an electrical engineer at Magnavox and Sylvania for several years before becoming a sole proprietor for an Office Coffee Service for 20 years. Upon selling the business he was the office manager for Grandview Cemetery for 14 years. Don was active in Amateur Radio, especially emergency radio communications.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Jeanette Armison Partis; two sons, Mark (Kathleen) Partis of Pennsylvania and Alan (Denis) Partis of South Carolina; three grandchildren, Nathaniel, Camille and Sydney Partis; two brothers, Richard (Christine) Partis of Illinois and Frederick Partis of Ohio; two brothers-in-law, Duane (Mary) Armison of Franklinville and Lynn (Rebecca) Armison of Rushford; a sister-in-law, Dolores (Carl) Civiletti of Florida; father-in-law, Alfred Armison of Florida and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, followed by a Celebration of the Life of Donald Partis buffet at Bohn’s Restaurant, Batavia. Memorials are suggested to Genesee Cancer Assistance Inc., 16 Bank Street, Batavia, NY 14020, Genesee Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 391, Batavia, NY 14021 or a charity of the donor's choice. Don requested his body be donated to the University of Rochester Anatomical Gift Program.  Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Sally A. Lock, 46 of Perry died December 31, 2010 peacefully at her home. Born September 5, 1964 in Buffalo, New York. She is daughter of Karl Krause of Olean and the late Rosalinda (Ceccarossi) Krause. Sally was a member of the Brick Presbyterian Church in Perry. She worked at Wyoming County Community Hospital as an RN for many years. Sally loved baking, gardening, dogs, people, life, the ocean, her job and most of all her grandchildren. 

She is survived by her husband Charles E. Lock; sons David and Nicholas Lock all of Perry; daughter Sarah (Brandon) Bacon of Caledonia; grandchildren Landen and Haley Bacon; brothers Karl (Peggy) of Windsor; Fred (Kelly) of Ft. Worth, TX; Paul (Michelle) of Liverpool; Matthew (Kelly) Krause of Bath; sisters Susan (Thomas) Murphy of Warsaw; Linda (Oliver) Nagel of Alleghany along with many nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call on Monday January 3rd from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Funeral Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Fillmore, NY. 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or the Wyoming County SPCA 808 Creek Rd. Attica, NY 14011.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com  Or call (585) 237-2626Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, New York 14530.  


Byron - Milton L. Mote passed away at home on December 28, 2010 at the age of 73 after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Mote was born in North Hornell on February 16, 1937.

He was a graduate of Letchworth Central School. Mr. Mote owned and operated Mote Farm Dairy Farm in Gainesville. 

The family raised registered holsteins and sold breeding stock in local sales, Canada and overseas.

Mr. Mote was past president of the Wyoming Co. Holstein Club and member of Upstate Milk Cooperative.

In later years the family moved to Byron and Mr. Mote worked for Ed Sharp & Sons, Inc.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Kay (Perry) Mote; three children, Christopher Mote of Byron, Susan Jordan of Batavia and Paula Mote of Batavia; three granddaughters, Michelle and Rachel Jordan of Batavia and Melissa Mote of Batavia; cousins; sisters and brothers-in-law; nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents, Wilbur and Evelyn Mote and a brother, Donald Mote.

There will be no calling hours. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Lake Plains Dialysis Center, 587 East Main Street, Batavia, N.Y. 14020.

Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements were completed by the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home of Batavia.


John P. Burke 88, of Batavia, died December 28, 2010 at the Batavia VA Medical Center. He was born March 20, 1922 in  Batavia, New York to the late Peter and Agnes (Nowik) Burke. Mr. Burke was retired from the Batavia VA Medical Center where he worked for 40 years. He was a World War II Army Veteran, a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s), Veness Strollo Post #1602, and a former member of the Moose Lodge and American Legion Glenn S. Loomis #332.  He was preceded in death by his brothers Joseph and Frank Burke, sisters Pauline Bachorski and Martha Anzalone. 
He is survived by sons Joseph (Geri) Burke of Batavia, John Burke of South Carolina, daughters Kathy (Robert) White of Rochester and Karren (Tom) Cifelli of Warsaw, NY. Thirteen grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive. 
Friends may call on Thursday December 30, 2010 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia New York 14020. Prayers will be recited on Friday at 9:00 AM at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30AM in Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph’s), 303 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. 
Entombment will take place in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.  Memorials may be made to Resurrection Parish, 303 East Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to or call 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.


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