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Dr Maxwell Peterson Fonda
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Birth: Apr. 28, 1913
Tallahatchie County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 2013
California, USA

Maxwell P Fonda MD
Passed away peacefully at his home on December 22, 2013 at the age of 100 years.

He was born on April 28, 1913 in Charleston, Mississippi to James and Maude Fonda. In 1923 the family moved to Southern California where they resided in Highland Park. Maxwell graduated from USC Medical School in 1942 with a degree in medicine. He served as a flight surgeon in the US Army Medical Corps during WWII with the 57th fighter group in Europe. After returning from his military duty he married his sweetheart, Winifred Rose Seidel on February 9, 1946. He then finished five years of residency in orthopedics and set up private practice in Pomona, 1951. He practiced orthopedics for 40 years at both Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center and San Antonio Community Hospital until retirement in 1990. He was a member of AMA, Western Orthopaedic Association and Pilgrim Congregational Church. His hobbies were fishing, fly tying and raising orchids. He lived a remarkable life and will be missed by many.

His wife Winnie preceded him in death on May 21, 1988. He is survived by a daughter, Susan Evans and husband Phil of Palm Desert, CA; son Steven Fonda and wife Patty of Carson City, NV; along with 4 grandchildren and their spouses; and 6 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 600 N. Garey Avenue, Pomona, California on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm.

Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Jan. 9, 2014 
Family links: 
  James VanVranken Fonda (1882 - 1946)
  Maude Clifton Peterson Fonda (1881 - 1949)
  Winifred Rose Seidel Fonda (1916 - 1988)
  Corrina Fonda (1910 - 1910)*
  Maxwell Peterson Fonda (1913 - 2013)
*Calculated relationship
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Covina Hills)
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Created by: Cindy R
Record added: Jan 09, 2014
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Dr Maxwell Peterson Fonda
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Dr Maxwell Peterson Fonda
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- Cindy R
 Added: Jan. 9, 2014

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