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Batavia - James  R.  Fargo, 68 of Batavia passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, (October 6, 2020) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

Mr. Fargo was born September 12, 1952 in Batavia,  a son of Mary (Grace) Fargo of Pembroke and the late Warren Fargo.

James served his country honorably with the Air Force and enjoyed building models and collecting sports memorabilia.  He was an avid bowler, Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan.  Mr. Fargo and his wife, Amy also enjoyed traveling.  

He is the husband of Amy (Wolfe) Buck Fargo of Batavia.

Surviving along with his wife and mother are his children, Jason (Jennifer) Buck and Janice (Christopher) Hare both of Batavia; grandchildren, Amanda (Ifran) Figueroa of Virginia, Christopher (Paige) Hare of North Carolina, Matthew Hare, Brandon Buck, Camryn Buck, and Liam Hare all of Batavia; a great-grandson, Mateo Figueroa; a brother-in-law, Bob Clement of Stafford.  Several nieces also survive.

Preceded in death by his sister, Karen Clement.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October 14, 2020  from 4:00 pm  to 7:00 pm  at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St. in Batavia.  James' Funeral Service will be held privately for his family.  Burial will be in the future Western New York Veteran's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the funeral home will be restricted to 33% occupancy.  Face coverings and social distancing will be required.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

wendell1.jpg  Wendell Newton Bryan was born on December 23, 1953 in Batavia, NY. He was the fourth son of seven children. Wendell transitioned to eternal life on October 7, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father, Sydney mother, Elaine; brothers Sedley, Everett, Jerome, Nigel Bryan.

Wendell began his Christian journey as a small child at East Bethany Presbyterian Church in East Bethany N.Y., He met the Love of his life at a young age, his wife Melinda Bryan, and this union was blessed with three boys and one daughter. 

While attending Pavilion Central School. He was a Master Wrestler and loved music. Wendell played the organ, keyboard, drums and guitar. He graduated from Madison High School in Rochester, N.Y. While he lived in Jamaica, W.I. as a young child and went to school there, that's where he picked up his wrestling skills and mischievousness. So back he came with his brother Everett and he never got on a plane again. He was a hard worker and could fix and build anything. 

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife; Melinda Bryan; three Beloved sons Mr. Andre' Bryan, Mr. Julian Bryan, Mr. Devin Bryan; One daughter Celina Bryan; grandchildren; Tezni Bryan, Julionna Bryan, Sophia Bryan; Great grandchildren,  Dre’dyn and Zariella; Two sisters; Leonie Bryan Beecher, Michelle (Candy) Bryan Wattley (Kenneth) and step-sister Vivienne Myers and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday October 13, 2020 from 11:00AM-12:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 12:00PM Funeral Service will follow the visitation at the Funeral Home. Wendell will be laid to rest in East Bethany Cemetery.

Please note the Funeral Home will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines. New York State requires those in attendance to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory. Thank you for your cooperation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Genesee Cancer Assistance 127 North St. in Batavia. For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.

kalicki_janice_-_photo1.jpgJanice M. Kalicki, 94 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 6th, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

She was born April 22nd, 1926 in Batavia NY, a daughter of the late Edgar and Oloween Burbee Domm.

Janice began her working career as a telephone switchboard operator and quickly moved up to the position of supervisor. More recently she was well-known for her 20 years of volunteer work at My Sister's Closet which was part of the YWCA, overseeing the jewelry display and donations. She received recognition from President George W. Bush for her many years of selfless volunteer work. She always enjoyed shopping for antiques and spent many years attending auctions.  She was a devoted mother and wife, a talented seamstress and loved to cook and bake pies and other treats for her family and friends. In later years she became known as "the crossword queen" as she was a whiz at solving crossword puzzles. She enjoyed many meals at Settlers and Sport of Kings, local diners where everyone knew her and she would browse the newspapers for the puzzles.

She was predeceased by her husband, Theodore Kalicki, son Eric Kalicki, daughter Laurie  Kalicki, siblings Jack Domm from Houston Texas, Joyce Motz of Batavia New York, and Joanne Gerhardt of Auburndale Florida.

Survivors include her daughters Candace Bullock and Beth Gregory, both of Colorado, grandson Christopher Bullock and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior visitation and services will be private for the convenience of the family and friends with burial at Grandview Cemetery.

Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.

ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.

 

 

Margery F. Bridge, 78, of Batavia, passed away Monday, October 5, 2020, at United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia.
 
Marge was born on February 17, 1942 in Batavia, a daughter of the late Richard and Irma Stone Babel. She was predeceased in death by her brothers Ernie Babel and Charles Babel.
 
Marge worked as an accountant for the New York State School for the Blind in Batavia. She was a member of CSEA Union and the Corfu United Presbyterian Church. Marge was very talented at sewing and arts and crafts. Her beautiful handiwork was brought to life in the handmade puppets and stage she made for the Sunday School children at church and Marge helped them put on several productions. She also loved to collect and refurbish silhouette pictures.
 
Marge is survived by her daughter, Bonita (Aaron) Cornelius; her son, Aaron Bridge; her dedicated caregiver and companion, Robert Babel; her brother, Gary (Sue) Babel and her sisters, Sharon (Phil) Kennedy and Judy (late Dick) Rodgers. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
 
Friends may call Friday, October 9, 2020, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., 4 East Main Street, Corfu. A brief prayer service will follow at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Corfu. 
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Corfu United Presbyterian Church, PO Box 159 Corfu, NY 14036.

Mary Cecere, 96, of Batavia, faithful wife and devoted mother of 7 died Tuesday October 6th 2020 at 5:55 a.m. peacefully in her sleep at the NYS Veterans Home in Batavia, NY.  Mary was born May 15th 1924. Mary is predeceased by her husband Louis Cecere (October 12, 2004) and by her parents Thomas Glannan and Ellen Dilworth Glannan, as well as three sisters and one brother, in addition to in-laws Angelo and Adeline Sangus Cecere.

Survived by a sister, Margaret in the UK, and children Thomas (Felicia), Albert, Louis, Mary Lou (Darryl), Ellen, Margaret, and Peter (Kathleen). Survived also by 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  

Her life was devoted to her family and her Roman Catholic faith as well as her native English heritage. She was an active member of the St. Joseph’s Church choir for many many years as well as the Catholic Daughters. Mary was also a loyal and longtime employee of Combs, Forsyth, and Phillips Veterinarians.

Due to COVID 19 and the mandated regulations, Mary's Mass of Christian Burial will be held privately by her immediate family at Resurrection Parish, St. Joseph's Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Elementary School, 2 Summit Street, Batavia, NY 14020, Notre Dame High School, 73 Union Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or the New York State Veterans Home, 220 Richmond Avenue, Batavia, NY 14020.

Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements for Mary were entrusted to the Bohm-Calaro-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia, (585) 343-5673.

Rocco Antonino Falleti passed away peacefully on Sunday October 4, 2020 at the age of 85 years. He was born on August 4, 1935 in Taurianova province of Reggio Calabria, Italy to the late Antonino and Maria Falleti. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his brothers, Vincenzo, Francesco, and Aldo Falleti.

Rocco completed his service in the Italian Army as a master mechanic in the tank division. He brought his talent and quest for the American dream to Batavia, NY in October of 1959. He was married on February 6, 1960 to Betty Falleti his surviving wife of 60 years. Rocco had a tenacious drive to succeed. Along with his new bride and three jobs he worked tirelessly to make America his home.

Rocco’s love and passion for cars was his inspiration to fulfill his American dream as the founder, president of Falleti motors, Inc. in 1976 until his retirement in 1993. His remaining years thereafter, he resided in the same home and proclaimed himself “The Neighborhood Mayor”. He could be found daily on his porch holding court with his best friend and brother Domenico.

Rocco took tremendous pride in his children and grandchildren. He created long lasting friendships and always strived to maintain and instill his Italian heritage of family and gatherings to celebrate life.

Rocco is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Falleti, his children, Anthony (Pamela) Falleti, Mary (Cory) Brown, Frank Falleti, and Vincenzo (Michelle) Falleti. Grandchildren, Arieal Cook, Aubrey Wolfe, Anthony Falleti, Kayla and Colby Brown, Gino, Francesco, and Mirabella Falleti, Gianna and Sofia Falleti. brothers, Domenico (Julia) Falleti of Batavia, New York, Pasqualino (Anna) Falleti of Varapodio, Italy, Girolamo Falleti of Naples, Florida, and sister Lena (Rocco) D’Eugenio of Rome, Italy and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be on Friday October 9, 2020 from 3:00 -7:00 p.m. at Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home on 308 East Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A private Catholic Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday October 10, 2020 at Resurrection Roman Catholic Parish, 303 East Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Wilmot Cancer GI Research Center at 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642 (585) 275-5830. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Rocco's Memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, funeral home occupancy is limited to 33%. Facial coverings and social distancing are both appreciated.

Christine E. Hemmer, 55, of Buffalo, passed away suddenly on October 3, 2020 at Buffalo General Hospital.

She was born March 1, 1965 in Hawaii, the youngest daughter of James Hemmer and Mary (Mastin).

Christine had a great love for her two daughters and her beloved dogs, Samson, Delilah, and Miley. She was an avid animal lover that believed in helping any animal she came across. She also had a passion for gardening and loved flowers and decorating her new home.

Christine is survived by her loving daughters, Megan Hemmer and Lauren Stansberry who thought of their mother as their best friend; her parents James (Margaret) Hemmer and Mary (Bob) Newland; her sister Laurie (Gary) Cohen: along with her nieces and nephews; Olivia, Zachary, Justin, Alesha, Corey and her great niece; Autumn.

Christine was preceded in death by her older brother, James, in 2014.

While Christine’s family grieve her loss immensely, they are choosing to remember Christine in a way that honors her spirit.

Family and Friends are invited to call on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church, 3515 Galloway Road in Batavia, where Christine's Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Batavia.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers for Animals at www.vol4animals.org.

Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.comArrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St. in Batavia.

Wende Anne Ferguson, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away unexpectedly on September 29, 2020 at the age of 64 in Akron, New York.

Wende was born on December 8, 1955 to the late Edward and Irene Penepent of Oakfield, New York. She was a graduate of Oakfield-Alabama High School, class of 1974. She enjoyed her career in cosmetology as a hairdresser. She owned and operated a salon in Batavia, New York, until she retired to spend more time with her family and friends. She was passionate about her children; proud, supportive and caring. She loved them unconditionally and always answered their calls with a smile. In her free time, Wende loved to garden and socialize with close friends. She shared her love for cooking, sewing and celebration in various, fun and festive ways. 
 
Wende had zest for life and developed a passion for travelling and exploring. In her final years, Wende decided to live out her dreams and travelled the country in her RV with her copilot, Sophie, her beloved dog. She lived life on her own terms and found true happiness and fulfillment in so many ways; the birth of her grandson, her children's accomplishments, living free on the open road, finding peace in nature, nourishing existing relationships, and developing new, lifelong friendships everywhere she travelled. 
 
Wende lived life to the fullest, and blessed those closest to her with refreshing, blunt and honest humor. She left this world a better, happier place than she found it and will be remembered fondly and missed dearly by many.
 
Wende is survived by her son, Brian James Ferguson; daughter, Kelly Rose Ferguson (Scott Polcyn); grandson, Arlo Maxwell Polcyn; brother, Edward (Teri) Penepent; and sister Alice (Kevin) Zito.
 
Family will receive friends for a Celebration of Life on Sunday, October 11, at 6745 North Bergen Road, Byron, NY. The service will be held outdoors at 12 P.M. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute to Genesee County Animal Shelter at www.vol4animals.org.
 
Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.comArrangements were entrusted to the care of Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 E. Main St. in Batavia.
 

Michael  T.  Ball, 68, of Batavia,  passed away on October 1, 2020 at his home in Batavia.

Mike was born March 6, 1952 in Batavia, a son of the late Harold Ball and Mary (Munger) Ball.

Mike loved woodworking, NASCAR, coaching football and baseball, his dogs and watching his grandchildren play sports.  He was a quality control supervisor at Chapin in Batavia.

Surviving are his wife, Lila (Patrick) Ball; sons, Jason (Rebecca Hodgins Ball) Ball of Batavia and Chris "Beaner" Ball of Batavia; grandchildren, Kylan Ball, Nolan Ball, Adalyn Ball and Braelyn Ball; a brother, Ronny Ball of Pembroke; sisters, Carol (Joe) Grasso of Batavia, Connie (Joe) Faruch of Rochester and Sherry (Jeff) Walsh of Alexander and nieces and nephews.

Mike is a brother of the late Edward Ball.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  

Memorials may be made to the Ball family.  

Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements for Mike were entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia, (585) 343-5673.


Jeffrey D. Ellingham, 69 of Rotonda West, FL passed away on September 25, 2020 after a 6-1/2 year battle with Leukemia. 

Jeff was the youngest of 5 born to Freeman & Margaret (McColl) Ellingham of LeRoy, NY. He graduated from LeRoy High School in 1970. Jeff attended Monroe Community College then enlisted in the Army in Jan 1971. After honorable discharge in 1974 he made his way to Tucson, AZ attended Pima Community College and worked at the Tucson Post Office. 

Jeff & Kathleen (Sisson) were married on August 13, 1976 and returned to LeRoy, NY in 1978 where Jeff worked in the Rochester Post Office retiring in 2006 after being Post Master in Bergen, LeRoy, Batavia & Medina, NY. After retiring Jeff concentrated on GOLF and moved to FL when Kathy retired in 2008. 
Jeff was preceded in death by his Parents; Father-in-law Edwin Sisson and Brother-in-law John Kelly. He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy, Son Joshua and Daughters Rebecca (Ken Kramarz) Powers and Christina (Maj James) Gibbs; Grandchildren Alexis Powers, Dekker, Rowan, Kallum and Maddox Gibbs. 

Siblings Jean Kelly; John (Mary Jo) Ellingham; Joan (Lloyd) Eldridge; Jim (Mary Beth) Ellingham. Mother- in-Law Lois (McQuillen) Sisson; Sister-in-Law Barbara (Harold/Tom) White; Brothers-in law James (Elizabeth) Sisson; and John (Theresa) Sisson, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and many fellow golfers. 
Services are private with internment in Sarasota National Cemetery on Mon. October 19, 2020 at 1pm. 

In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations to be made in Jeff’s honor to Tidewell Hospice in Englewood, FL or Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa FL. 
Your memories and condolences may be shared with Jeff’s family at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/englewood-fl/jeffrey-ellingham-9379847 

 

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