Schenectady Gazette, January 18, 1965 - Mrs. Fonda Dead at 64 - Family Service Pioneer Mrs. Alice Chapman Fonda, 64, of 1028 Parkwood Boulevard, a pioneer worker in the family service movement in Schenectady, died yesterday at Ellis Hospital after a short illness. She was organizer and first general secretary of the Family and Child Welfare Bureau under the sponsorship of the Junior Workers League. A worker for the Schenectady chapter American Red Cross, for three decades she wps also active in the Girl Scouts, the Community Welfare Council and the Senior Citizens Center. Mrs. Fonda was a well known speaker on all of the subjects of her interest throughout the area during her Schenectady career and was honored numerous times by various groups for her civic and humanitarian contributions. Mrs. Fonda was a graduate of Smith College. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., she had worked as a volunteer visitor and casework supervisor for the Bridgeport Family Agency, and was general secretary for the Welfare Society of the Newtons in Newtonville, Mass., before moving to Schenectady 33 years ago. Mrs. Fonda was a member of the First Reformed Church of this city, a member of the board of trustees of the Schenectady County Library, a member of the board of trustees of the New York State Library Association, a member of the board of trustees of the Senior Citizens Center, a member of the President's Committee for Children and Youth, and a member of the President's Committee for the Aging. She is survived by her husband, Gorton R. Fonda; a daughter, Carolyn Fonda of Rochester; a son, Thomas Fonda of Amherst, Mass.; two sisters, Mrs. Wilmot F. Wheeler and Mrs. Arthur L. M. Worthey, both of Southport, Conn.; a brother, Richard Ward Chapman of Bridgeport, Conn.; and three grandchildren. Rev. Dean Dykstra, pastor of the First Reformed Church, will officiate at a memorial service at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Reformed Church. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to the Senior Citizens' Center. Baxter's Funeral Parlors are in charge of arrangements.
Gorton Rosa Fonda (1884 - 1973)*
New York, USA
Created by: Mark Fonda
Record added: Oct 12, 2009
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