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William E. "Bill" Fonda

Saturday, October 06, 2012 - Updated: 7:50 PM

October 4, 2012

William E. "Bill" Fonda, 65, of Fultonville passed away peacefully at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady on Thursday, October 4, 2012 after a brief illness. His loving family was by his side.

Born in Charleston, NY on August 2, 1947, he is the son of Edgar & Melba Davenpeck Fonda, Jr.

He is a graduate of Fonda Fultonville Central School.

He was employed by the United States Postal Service as a Letter Carrier for many years.

Bill enjoyed many things in his life, he liked to play golf, go fishing, play softball and bowl. He was also a volunteer fire fighter for the Fultonville Volunteer Fire Department for many years. Bill was also an avid sports fan, he liked the Atlanta Braves and the New York Giants. Most of all he enjoyed the company of his family, especially his grandchildren.

His loving family includes sons, Mark Fonda (Suzanne Haberek) of Broadalbin, Keith and Lyz Fonda of Fonda and daughter Wendy Serpa of Johnstown; beloved grandchildren Josh Serpa, Alyssa Serpa and Ryleigh Fonda; his father Edgar L. Fonda, Jr.;Siblings, John M. Fonda of Fonda, Perry S. (Catharine) Fonda of Fultonville, Betty (Gary) Christman of Fultonville, Iva L.(John) Phillips of Fultonville, Jill (David) Manieri of Glenville and Suzanne Smith of Ft. Meyers, FL. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves behind his cat pal, "Drewbie."

Bill is predeceased by his mother Melba M. Fonda and sister Carol Dillenbeck.

Family and friends are invited to join a funeral service on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 1 O'clock at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main Street, Fultonville NY 12072. Re. Nancy Pullen will officiate. Family and friends are invited to visit from 11 AM until 1PM before the funeral service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pecks Lake Protective Association, Fish Stocking Program, in care of the funeral home office.

Please sign the family's online guestbook at


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