Found him on the 1940 Jerusalem, Yates, New York census (dist 62-14 img 9) as Berton Finger
, 43, of 222 Lawrence St., Penn Yan, was issued an appearance ticket by Penn
Yan police at 6 p.m. Saturday after he allegedly assaulted a neighbor, William Whitbeck
of 214½ Lawrence St. Fingar, who was charged with third degree assault, is alleged to have gone to the Whitbeck house, provoked an argument and refused to leave. Whitbeck said Fingar hit him several times in the face during a resulting fight between the two men. Fingar is scheduled to appear before Village Judge Robert Nielsen on April 29. - Finger Lakes Times
April 24, 1978 page 8
Burton E. Fingar, 78, of Penn Yan, NY, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital on July 18, 2013.
Per his wishes, there will be no formal funeral services. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, July 27th, 2013, at 1 pm at the Penn Yan Moose Lodge on East Elm St., Penn Yan, NY.
Burt was born in Penn Yan on January 1, 1935, the son of Kenneth and Mildred (Orr) Fingar. He was a graduate of Penn Yan Academy, where he was a standout member of the basketball team, and in 2011, Burt was an elected member of the inaugural class of the Penn Yan Academy Athletic Hall of Fame.
Burt worked as a union carpenter for many years, and in 1985 established his own business, "The Wood Doctor", which he operated until his retirement.
He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, a lifelong member of the B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge, the Seneca Lake Duck Hunters, and Penn Yan Moose Lodge #2030, where he held several offices including Governor.
Burt is survived by Gail, his loving wife of 58 years; children Jeffrey (Carla), Kimberly (Ric) Soares, Barry (Karen), and Tamara Fingar Boulter; his grandchildren Haley (Bill) Barrar, Troy (Meghan Robinson), Megan, Aaron, Adam, and Brittany, Taylor, and Paige Boulter; his sister Bertha (George) Havens; several nieces and nephews, and many close friends.