Mr. William David Fonda, Jr., age 69, of Utica, passed away unexpectedly, on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at his home.
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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.