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  • ID: ind02376
  • Name: George Arthur FONDA
  • Given Name: George Arthur
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 07 NOV 1918 in Arlington, VT
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  • Death: 13 APR 2006
  • Age: 87y 5m 6d in West Sand Lake, NY
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  • Burial: New Rural Cemetery, Rensselaer, NY
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    b. Arlington, VT; 1920 US Federal Census, Arlington, Bennington Co., VT (George Fonda Jr., Son, b. abt 1919 in VT, George, Rose); 1925 New York State Census, Rensselaer Ward 06, A.D.02, E.D.01, Rensselaer Co., NY; 1930 US Federal Census, Rensselaer, Rensselaer Co., NY; 1940 US Federal Census, Rensselaer, Rensselaer Co., NY (George A Fonda, b. 1919, VT, Son, Rose A); 1957 Albany NY City Directory (Fonda, Geo A (Ruth J) installer); SSDI issued NY, d. West Sand Lake, NY; o. WWII US Army TEC5 [National World War II Memorial - George A. Fonda Rensselaer, NY U.S. Army Roberta O. Fox]; bur. New Rural Cemetery, East Greenbush, NY; [Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008 - Name: George Arthur Fonda, Birth Date: 11/07/1918, Gender: Male, Birth Town: Arlington, Birth County: Bennington, Mother's Name: Rosanna, Mother's Maiden Name: Gagnon, Father's Name: George James Fonda]; [U. S. Social Security Appl. and Claims Index - George Arthur Fonda; b. 11/7/1918 in Arlington, Vermont; d. 4/13/2006; Father: George J Fonda, Mother: Rose A Gagnon] >> <<

    [Fonda Wins Midget Auto Title - George Fonda of Philadelphia won the Staten Island midget automobile racing championship and the Thomas J. Lynam Trophy by finishing first in the 100-lap final which featured the A. A. A. program staged at Thompson Stadium in Stapleton, Staten Island, last night. The winner was clocked in 20:12.12. Bill Morrissey, Newark, was second, with Johnny Ritter, Detroit, third, and Charley Miller, Linden, N. J., fourth. NYTimes Oct 1, 1940]

    [Peterson's Auto First - Wins Stapleton Midget Feature - Fonda Hurt in Crash - Johnny Peterson of Great Neck captured the thirty-lap final which featured the weekly midget automobile race before 5,500 persons at Thompson's Stadium, Stapleton, S. I., last night. Charley Miller of Linden, N. J. was second, with Eddie Shaw of Plainfield, N. J., third, and Charley Breslin of Philadelphia, fourth. The winner was timed in 7:22.03. During the final, George Fonda of Philadelphia smashed into Chet Gibbon's car. The former's car rolled over twice and he was taken to the Staten Island Hospital, where he was reported suffering from a possible concussion severe track burns and a deep gash in the back of his neck. NYTimes Jul 30, 1940]

    [George A. Fonda, 87, formerly of Rensselaer, passed with his loving family at his side on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at Albany Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Arlington, Vt. November 7, 1918 in the Ethan Allen House, son of the late George J. and Rose (Gagnon) Fonda. George was an honored veteran of World War II; life member (52 years) of J.N. Ring Fire House in Rensselaer, holding the offices of treasurer and chairman of membership; a member of the Melvin Roads American Legion Post 1231 Clinton Heights; a member of the Teamsters Local #294. He took great pride in serving his country and community. George was a master mechanic and loved to fish and make people smile. He had a brilliant mind and gave Jeopardy a real run for the money. George was a lifetime collector of Stuff. He is deeply loved and missed by all who knew him. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 45 years, Ruth (Carhart) Fonda; brother, Walter J.; and a son, Mark W. Fonda. George is survived by two sons, Walter (Gloria) Fonda of Rensselaer, Richard (Barbara) Fonda of East Greenbush; a sister, Beatrice R. Dillon of Rensselaer; a brother, Robert W. (Joan) Fonda of Colonie; his daughter-in-law, Jackie Fonda of Rensselaer; and his sister-in-law, Mable Lawrence of Cohoes. Also survived by his grandchildren, Stephanie, Shana, Shannon, Byron; great-grandfather of six beautiful children; and uncle to many loved nieces and nephews. George also leaves behind his special companion of 17 years, Janet Blowers; dear friend, George (Marty) Maloney; and devoted nieces, Kath and Bambi Woods. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 10:00 a.m. Tuesday from the Rockefeller Funeral Home, 165 Columbia Tpk., Rensselaer, N.Y. Interment will be in New Rural Cemetery, East Greenbush. Friends may call in the funeral home on Monday from 4-8 p.m. The family has requested that those who wish to remember George make contributions to the Arthritis Foundation, NE New York Chapter, 1717 Central Avenue, Suite 105, Albany, NY 12205 in his memory. Times Union, The (Albany, NY) - April 16, 2006]

    Father: George Joseph FONDA b: 06 DEC 1879 in Hudson, Columbia Co., NY
    Mother: Rose A. GAGNON b: 10 JUN 1889 in Canada - French

    Marriage 1 Ruth Wyman CARHART b: 08 JUN 1923 in Rome, NY
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