Edgar L. Fonda Jr., age 100, of Fonda, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 28, 2013, at Wells Nursing Home, Johnstown.
He was born January 8, 1913, in Fultonville, a son of the late Edgar L. Fonda Sr. and Edith Daisy Neville Fonda.
Mr. Fonda attended Fonda schools and the Johnstown Business School. He worked for many years as an inspector for General Electric until retiring in 1978. Edgar was a longtime member of the Fonda-Fultonville United Methodist Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Betty (Gary) Christman of Glen, Iva (John) Phillips of Fultonville, Suzanne Smith of Cape Coral, Florida and Jill (David) Manieri of Scotia; two sons, John Fonda of Fonda and Perry (Cat) Fonda of Fultonville; two sisters, Edith Daisy Fonda of Glen and Ruth Stevens of Batavia; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Fonda was predeceased by his wife, Melba Devenbeck Fonda, who he married on June 25, 1938, and she passed on July 22, 2011; one daughter, Carol Dillenbeck; one son, William Fonda; one brother, Ernest Fonda; and one sister, Eleanor Patrick.
Cremation was at Vale Crematory, Schenectady.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 5, at Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda, with the Rev. Nancy Pullen officiating.
Contributions may be in Edgar's memory to the Fonda-Fultonville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 125, Fonda, New York 12072-0125.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher Street, Johnstown.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.barterdonnan.com