William D. Fonda, Sr., 83, of Whitesboro, NY, passed away March 1, 2009, at Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare Center. William was born in Syracuse, NY, December 23, 1925, the son of Stewart and Eunice VanDusen Fonda. He was raised and educated in Syracuse. William was a Navy Veteran, having served during World War II. In 1949, in Syracuse, he was married to June Wiggins. Mrs. Fonda passed away in 1990. For a number of years, until his retirement in 1992, he worked as a salesman for various companies, most recently Jeans Potato Chips. He was of the Protestant faith and was a member of the American Legion Post #1113 of Whitestown. William is survived by two daughters, Kim Fonda, of Michigan, and Kelly Parker, of Lee Center, and five sons, William, Jr., of Utica, Mark, of Utica, Stephen, of Rome, Matt and his wife, Paula, of Syracuse, and Keith and his wife, Kathy, of New Hartford. He also leaves 16 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three sisters and three brothers. He was predeceased by his parents; one daughter, Shirley, in 1976; and two brothers. A funeral service for Mr. Fonda will be held Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Heintz Funeral Home, 1517 Whitesboro St., Utica. A spring burial will take place at Grandview Cemetery, Whitesboro. There are no calling hours.