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Joseph C. Fonda
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Birth: May 8, 1877
Death: Aug. 14, 1961

Joseph C. Fonda, 84, of 13 West Decker Street, retired businessman, died at 2:30 this morning at the Johnstown Hospital. He had been ill about four years. Mr. Fonda was born May 15, 1877 in the Town of Root, Montgomery County, the son of William and Jennie Youngs Fonda. He came to Johnstown when he was quite young and was educated in the local school and was graduated from the Gloversville Business College. After his graduation he worked as shipping clerk and foreman in the FJ & G Railroad freight office where he remained eight years. Later he accepted a position with the former Fulton County Gas & Electric Company as manager of the Johnstown office. He continued in this capacity when the business was taken over by the New York Power and Light Corporation. He remained in a supervisory capacity for 32 years, the title of manager having been abolished. He was a charter member and served as treasurer of the Johnstown Savings and Loan Assocition continously until 1958, a period of 34 years. In December 1958 he was elected as a director emeritus of the association, the only local resident to be so honored. Mr. Fonda was active in the Johnstown Red Cross Chapter for 15 years as treasurer. He also was a water commissioner from the Second Ward on the Johnstown Water Board which has Since been abolished. He was a member of St. Patricks Masonic Lodge and a charter member of the Rotary Club. On Oct. 14, 1897, Mr. Fonda married Miss Nellie Sutliff in the home where they havew always resided. He was a member of the Reformed Church. Survivors besides his wife are three daughters, Mrs. George Benoit and Mrs. Robert Russell of Johnstown and Mrs. Leo Stone of Bainbridge, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Gloversville NY Morning Herald, Monday, August 14, 1961.

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  William H. Fonda (1855 - 1933)
  Jennie A. Young Fonda (1858 - 1936)
  Nellie Sutliff Fonda (1880 - 1968)*
  Joseph C. Fonda (1877 - 1961)
  Earl William Fonda (1879 - 1958)*
  Florence R. Fonda Wilms (1881 - 1960)*
*Calculated relationship
Johnstown Cemetery
Fulton County
New York, USA
Plot: Sec. B Lot 1233
Created by: Mark Fonda
Record added: Jul 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20425839
Joseph C. Fonda
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Joseph C. Fonda
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