|Birth: ||Feb. 28, 1949|
|Death: ||Oct. 30, 2013|
Joseph F. Fonda, 64, of the town of Glen, passed away unexpectedly on October 30, 2013. Joe was a great family man and loved his wife, children and grandchildren very much. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Joe. Born February 28, 1949, to the late Melvin and Philomena (Conte) Fonda in Amsterdam, N.Y., Joe was a lifelong resident of the area. In 1967, he enlisted in the United States Army. Joe was an extremely devout veteran and truly risked his life to protect our freedom. He was a decorated combat veteran who fought on the front line and in one of Vietnam's worst attacks, The Tet Offensive. He received one of the military's highest honors, The Purple Heart. He received not only one Bronze Star but two, one of which was with the "V" for Valor. Joe also received: The Combat Infantry Badge, The Vietnam Service Medal, Overseas Service Bar, Marksman Award, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. (..) Joe is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Charlene Fonda Mathewson; beloved daughters, Stacy L. Fonda and Carrie Ann Fonda; beloved grandchildren, Hannah Elease Philomena Freese and Joseph Rocco Freese; his brother, Michael Fonda (Joyce); his sister-in-law, Cathy Visscher (Michael). Several nieces, a nephew and several cousins also survive. The family invites relatives and friends to attend a memorial graveside service Sunday, November 3, at 2 p.m. at Maple Avenue Cemetery. Gloversville NY Leader Herald, Saturday, November 2, 2013.
Melvin Maynard Fonda (1923 - 1962)
Philmena Conte Fonda (1924 - 1963)
Maple Avenue Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Mark Fonda
Record added: Nov 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 119682008
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