Josette Camus Wargo



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Josette Christiane Céline Camus Wargo

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 ,at the age of 87, Josette passed peacefully with her family at her side. Born in Mecrin (Meuse) France, Josette is predeceased by her parents, Émile and Antoinette Camus, her husband of 51 years, Joseph Wargo Jr, her sisters, Reine, Sylvie, brothers, Roland, Claude, Alain, and Noel; sister in law, Rosalie, brother in-law, Charles

Josette is survived by her daughter, Catherine (Thomas) Funston; her son, Ronald Wargo; her grandchildren, Christopher Funston and Nicole (Christopher) Seger; her cousins, nieces and nephews, and in laws, both in the US and in her beloved France. nephew, David (Linda) McFee of Pennsylvania, and Aunt Anna Dembski of Rochester.

A retirée of Eastman Kodak Co, Josette met and married Joe while he was serving in the US Army in France. She would leave home and return to the US with Joe to create their life together, leaving her family and friends, divided by an ocean, but not by love.  She enjoyed traveling, preparing elaborate meals for the family, and French wine.

Friends may call Tuesday (Jan 25th), 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday (Jan 26th) 10:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, Greece.  Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. 


  1. Robert (Bob) Esse on January 24, 2022 at 4:59 am

    Josette Wargo was my cousin whom I enjoyed seeing at family functions, mainly in the 1960s. I still recall her humor, insights and lovely French accent. Those memories of Josette remain and always will. Rest in Peace, Josette. Blessings and Best Wishes to your daughter Cathy, son Ron and their families.

  2. Camus Martine on January 24, 2022 at 10:40 am

    A ma bien regrettée tante Josette et aux merveilleux souvenirs que je garde de chacuns de ses voyages en France. Je pense également à mon oncle Jo. Toutes mes condoléances à ma cousine Cathy et à Ronald ainsi qu’à toute la famille. Martine Camus

  3. Patti Deane/Mistretta on January 25, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Catherine and Ronald. My name is Patti Deane/Mistretta and I worked with your Mother in Acquired Products at Kodak. Your Mom was such a sweet person and always a hard worker. I also worked with your Dad when I first started in 1974. Their love story so reminds me of my own parents, my Dad was in the Air Force stationed in Luxemburg when they met, fell in love and got married and she left her family as did your Mother to come to the US. And they also had a boy and a girl like your Mom and Dad. Now they are all up in Heaven and possibly talking about the similarities. Please accept my apologies for the passing of your Mom.

  4. Gilles CAMUS on January 26, 2022 at 12:18 pm

    A tender thought for our little taty. What a distance for her with her home village and her French family, but she found her place with you, and she seemed completely happy with you Cathy, Donald and Jo. We are thinking of you at this difficult time, and our hearts are with you. Sincere condolences. Monique and Gilles CAMUS

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