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Ronald Warren Fonda

Ronald W. Fonda, 79, of Firehouse Road, died peacefully Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Albany, he was the son of the late Francis and Edna Simmons Disonell. Ron was a veteran of the US Navy having served aboard the USS Dixie during the Korean War. He worked as a truck driver for 40 years until his retirement from Arkansas Best Freight in 1994. He was a lifetime member of the West Crescent Fire Co. and past Fire Commissioner. He also belonged to Teamsters Local 294 and was a former member of the Boght Corners Rod & Gun Club. Ron was always a big NASCAR fan and loved his New York Giants and New York Yankees. Ron was the beloved husband of Gloria Bull Fonda who passed away in 2006. He is survived by his 6 loving children, Vernon Fonda (Celeste) of Colonie, Nancy Baker (Bruce) of Clifton Park, Claudia Caruso (Rick) of Waterford, Ronald Fonda (Elizabeth) of Scotia, Franchesca Fonda of Green Island and Heidi Donaldson (Jeffrey) of Waterford; his 3 siblings, Joyce Fonda of Latham, Thomas and Donald Disonell of Florida; his 11 grandchildren, Erika Valoze, Vernon Fonda, Kevin and Scott Baker, Sean Caruso, Joshua and Morgan Fonda, Jessica Pujado, Brien Favreau, Zachary and Samuel Donaldson; and his 10 great-grandchildren, Matthew, Justin, Austin, Logan, Declan, Makenzie, Madison, Hunter, Camara, and Jayah. He is also survived by a longtime family friend, Joseph Malatesta as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, Ron was predeceased by his grandson Gregory Favreau. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte. 32), Waterford. Interment will follow with military honors at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Crescent Fire Co. in care of the funeral home office. www.legacy.com


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  • Created by: Mark Fonda
  • Added: 9 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20858221
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ronald Warren Fonda (2 Sep 1934–4 Oct 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20858221, citing Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, Saratoga County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Mark Fonda (contributor 46845756) .