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700 Rutger Street
Utica, NY 13501
Phone: 315-724-4469
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William Fonda

William David "Wilbur" Fonda Jr.

Thursday August 4, 1949 - Thursday June 27, 2019
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Mr. William David Fonda, Jr., age 69, of Utica, passed away unexpectedly, on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at his home.
He was born in Syracuse, NY, on August 4, 1949, a son of the late William David Fonda, Sr. and June Delores (Wiggins) Fonda. William was raised and educated locally, graduating from Whitesboro High School. He was a proud US Army Veteran serving as a Medic during the Vietnam War. Mr. Fonda retired from the Utica State Hospital on Court Street in Utica after many years of service. He later accepted a position with Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES. William was a volunteered for the Veteran’s Outreach Center an organization that he held close to his heart.
Surviving are two children, Mike, and Tim; two sisters, Kim Fonda and her companion, Douglas Fettinger of Clio, MI, and Kelly I. Parker and her companion, Carl Goodhines of Utica; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark and Steve Fonda, Mathew and Paula Fonda, and Keith and Kathy Fonda. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins, especially acknowledging, Jeffery Lyke. He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Fonda.
In keeping with William’s wishes there will be no public visitation. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his burial service with full military honors on Monday afternoon, July 29, 2019 at 3:00 at Bath National Cemetery, Bath V.A.M.C., on San Juan Ave. in Bath, NY. Donations in Billy’s memory may be considered to the Veteran’s Outreach Center, 726 Washington Street, Utica, NY 13502.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Adrean Funeral Service, Inc., Utica, NY.
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Mark Schuster

Posted at 11:08am
I'm so sorry for your loss. I took the profile photo and restored it, as best I could, to be close to the original photo.

Rest in the Peace of the Arms of the Lord, William David "Wilbur" Fonda.

Kim Fonda Fettinger Posted at 02:05pm

Thank you Mark for your condolences and the fixing of the picture, it is deeply appreciated....

Kelly Parker

Posted at 12:01pm
Well goats I'm so sad your gone . But here's one of many stories , when my guys were little Uncle Goats was spending the night it was Christmas and the kids had lots of toys so me and goats stayed up all night playing with them! Thank God we didn't break any .
It was like we were kids again!

Kelly Parker Posted at 11:04am

Thanks Goats!!!!

Kim Fonda Fettinger

Posted at 09:59am
This one memory sticks in my head about my brother Billy. One night I was baby sitting next door to where we use to live on Whitesboro st in Yorkville NY, and we were all on the couch watching TV and all of the sudden the window started to open and then one foot came through and we all started screaming and all of the sudden I hear Billy say "it's me your brother Billy, I need you to sew a button on my uniform for work" and I was like "wow", "Billy I almost hit you over the head" and he laughed and then we all laughed still scared but we laughed.
I will so miss my brother "Willy" and have many fond memories and as a lot of people know he was one smart man with a kind and generous heart of gold who gave up his last days on this earth to volunteer his time for the Veterans who he held close to his heart.

Kelly Parker Posted at 09:27pm

Leave me alone . I can't be any sadder . Rest in peace my brother

Posted at 05:23pm
My husband and I knew Wilbur many years ago, He was a joy to be around, a memorable laugh, yankee fan, and more than willing to help out anyone. May God Bless his soul. Matt and Melanie Durr

Kelly Parker Posted at 07:07am

Thank you so much for your kind words I will miss him dearly

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