|Death: ||Jun. 12, 2003|
Suzanne Fonda Algeo, fifth generation Syracusian, passed away Saturday June 12 at the age of 82. She attended Goodyear Burlingame School, Rosemary Hall in Greenwich Connecticut, and Syracuse University of Fine Arts. During World War II she volunteered in the Red Cross Motor Corps and as a nurse's aide. She was a sustaining member of the Junior League of Syracuse, a lifetime member of Harmony circle, and served on the Syracuse Boy's Club auxillary. She also served on the Altar Society of Saint David's Church and the Member's Council of the Everson Museum of Fine Arts. She was active in the Syracuse Garden Club, Tuesday Book Club, Canal Museum auxiliary and was an honorary member of the Onondaga Golf and County Club. Her great, great, great grandfather on her maternal side, Alexander McKinstry, was a member of the first Board of Alderman in Syracuse and captain of the first volunteer fire company, Central City Company No. 1. Her great, great grandfather, Charles Henry McKinstry, founded the McKinstry Soap and Candle Company, one of the first industries in Syracuse. The Fonda famly on her paternal side were original settlers of the Mohawk Valley who settled in New Scotland, Albany County in 1732. Their names have been mention in history books and James Fenimore Cooper's book Drums Along the Mohawk. Peter Fonda was an officer of General Philip Schuyler in the Continental Army. James Fonda organized the Troy Citizen's Corps now Company 11, 2nd Regiment National Guard of New York State of which her father was a member. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, John Stewart Algeo, Jr. in 1993.
Her children Suzanne Reid Algeo Schenck of Pasadena, California and John Stewart Algeo, III, of South Pasadena, California and four grandchildren, James, Elizabeth, Hope and Grace of Pasadena, California survive her.
A memorial service will be held at Saint David's Church, Jamar Dr., DeWitt, on Saturday July 3, at 11 a.m. The family will greet friends at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Everson Museum, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse, NY 13202. Arrangements being handled by the Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel.
Syracuse Post Standard | Syracuse, New York | Friday, June 27, 2003 | Page 32
George A. Fonda (1890 - 1970)
Dorothy Reid Fonda (1893 - 1973)
John Stewart Algeo (____ - 1993)
Edward B. Fonda (1913 - 1972)*
Suzanne Fonda Algeo (1921 - 2003)
New York, USA
Plot: Sect 62 plot 51
Created by: Diane LM
Record added: Dec 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102281047