Clement Fonda

Clement Fonda, 87, of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013, at Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home surrounded by his family.

Born October 13, 1925, the son of Van and Edna (Bunn) Fonda.

Mr. Fonda served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II in Germany and Austria. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

Mr. Fonda is survived by his wife, the former Arla (VanAntwerp) Fonda, whom he married on June 28, 1947.

Clem was a plumber by trade working for Treher & Jung in Gloversville for over 28 years and for General Dynamics up until his retirement in 1989. Clem was a lifetime member of Local No. 105 Plumbers & Steamfitters Union with over 60 years of service. An avid outdoorsman, Clem enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a member of the Bleecker Fish and Game Club for over 50 years. He loved spending time at his hunting camp in Bleecker. He also enjoyed bowling and was a member of several local bowling leagues.

Besides his parents, Clem was predeceased by his brothers, Fred, Harold, Hugh, Richard and Van Fonda; and his sisters, Doris Sawyer and Katherine McQuatters.

In addition to his wife, Arla, he is survived by: a son, Douglas (Sherrie) Fonda of Mayfield; a daughter, Jill (Frederick) Holt of Broadalbin; six grandchildren, Jeffrey, Shelby and Grayson Fonda, Gretchen Salvione, Megan Graham and Falon Macek; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family received relatives and friends and a funeral service was held at the Jeffords & Stewart Funeral Home, 85 West Main Street, Broadalbin, with Rev. Linda Martin officiating.

Burial will take place at Ferndale Cemetery in the spring with military honors.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York, Pine West Plaza, Bld. 4, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205-5515 or The Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home 99 East State Street, Gloversville, NY 12078.

Please visit the family’s online memorial guestbook at

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