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George Arthur Fonda
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Birth: Nov. 7, 1918
Death: Apr. 3, 2006

George A. Fonda, 87, formerly of Rensselaer, passed with his loving family at his side on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at Albany Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Arlington, Vt. November 7, 1918 in the Ethan Allen House, son of the late George J. and Rose (Gagnon) Fonda. George was an honored veteran of World War II; life member (52 years) of J.N. Ring Fire House in Rensselaer, holding the offices of treasurer and chairman of membership; a member of the Melvin Roads American Legion Post 1231 Clinton Heights; a member of the Teamsters Local #294. He took great pride in serving his country and community. George was a master mechanic and loved to fish and make people smile. He had a brilliant mind and gave Jeopardy a real run for the money. George was a lifetime collector of Stuff. He is deeply loved and missed by all who knew him. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 45 years, Ruth (Carhart) Fonda; brother, Walter J.; and a son, Mark W. Fonda. George is survived by two sons, Walter (Gloria) Fonda of Rensselaer, Richard (Barbara) Fonda of East Greenbush; a sister, Beatrice R. Dillon of Rensselaer; a brother, Robert W. (Joan) Fonda of Colonie; his daughter-in-law, Jackie Fonda of Rensselaer; and his sister-in-law, Mable Lawrence of Cohoes. Also survived by his grandchildren, Stephanie, Shana, Shannon, Byron; great-grandfather of six beautiful children; and uncle to many loved nieces and nephews. George also leaves behind his special companion of 17 years, Janet Blowers; dear friend, George (Marty) Maloney; and devoted nieces, Kath and Bambi Woods. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 10:00 a.m. Tuesday from the Rockefeller Funeral Home, 165 Columbia Tpk., Rensselaer, N.Y. Interment will be in New Rural Cemetery, East Greenbush. Friends may call in the funeral home on Monday from 4-8 p.m. The family has requested that those who wish to remember George make contributions to the Arthritis Foundation, NE New York Chapter, 1717 Central Avenue, Suite 105, Albany, NY 12205 in his memory. Times Union, The (Albany, NY) - April 16, 2006.

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 Parents:
  George Joseph Fonda (1879 - 1969)
  Rose A. Gagnon Fonda (1889 - 1961)
 
 Spouse:
  Ruth Wyman Carhart Fonda (1923 - 1986)*
 
 Children:
  Mark William Fonda (1948 - 1994)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
New Rural Cemetery
Rensselaer
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Mark Fonda
Record added: Aug 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20843002
George Arthur Fonda
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