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Arthur Williams Fonda
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Birth: Mar. 15, 1935
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: 2014
Los Gatos
Santa Clara County
California, USA

Arthur Williams Fonda
Resident of San Jose

Arthur Williams Fonda, fun loving father, grandfather, son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle and husband of Willy Fonda, passed away at the Los Gatos Terraces following complications due to Alzheimer's disease.

Play was his game; tennis, skiing, golf, bridge, but the high watermark in his life was the coaching of recreational youth basketball during the past 45 years, 40 of which were in the Almaden Valley.

Born in Salt Lake City to Arthur Henry Fonda and Cora (Williams) Fonda. He graduated from East High School and the University of Utah. During that time he worked on the ski patrol at Brighton Ski Resort. Art married Elinor Bartlett and had two sons, Steve and David.

While living in Southern California he met and married Willemina "Willy" Ryke. After the birth of their son James, Memorex brought them to San Jose where their daughter Juliana was born. The family settled in Almaden Valley and has been there for 42 years.
Art worked for various electronic companies and he and Willy started their own manufacturing company with worldwide distribution of proprietary memory boards. They retired after the sale of the company.

Art is survived by his wife Willy of 48 years and their children James Arthur Fonda of San Jose and Juliana Fonda of New York City. He is also survived by Steven Fonda of Prescott Valley, AZ and David Fonda (Michelle) of South Jordan Utah. He leaves behind 5 grandchildren who will miss his blue eyes and infectious smile..

A private burial was held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Mt .Olivet cemetery in Salt Lake City.
A Memorial Fund has been established in his name at the local Alzheimer Activity Center, 2380 Enborg Lane in San Jose, CA 95128. This is a local SJ treasure offering days off for caretakers of Alzheimer patients.

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on May 14, 2014. 
 
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 Parents:
  Arthur Henry Fonda (1886 - 1960)
  Cora Ann Williams Fonda (1897 - 1975)
 
 Sibling:
  Luann Fonda (1934 - 1934)*
  Arthur Williams Fonda (1935 - 2014)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Mark Utley
Record added: May 14, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 129775159
Arthur Williams Fonda
Added by: Mark Utley
 
Arthur Williams Fonda
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