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Mr. George B. Gonda Jr.

It is with great sadness that the Gonda, Darker and Gbolo families announce the passing of our beloved father Mr. George B. Gonda Jr. a longtime resident of Newburgh NY and
Majestic Club member. George passed away on Tuesday March 22,2022 at Montefiore St Luke -Cornwall hospital in Newburgh NY after a long period of hospitalization. George was born on December 15th1942 in Liberia and immigrated to the USA. He was 79. He is predeceased by his parents George B. Gonda Sr and Mamawah Fortune, his brother Momolu Fahnbulleh, James Gonda and his daughter Zoe Gonda. George is survived by his wife Miatta Gray-Gonda, ex-wife Jebbeh Massaquoi, his sons Varney, Siaka; son-in-law Jonathan; his daughters Ciatta Vivian Gonda-Darker, Miatta Sonii, and Musu Dudu, 15 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and a host of other family members and friends.

George retired from IBM and was the owner of George's Deli in Newburgh NY. George's love for the sports, baseball, basketball, soccer, and tennis was remarkable. He spent ample time with his grand and great grandchildren. He was always at the Gym and was frequently seen taking walks. George was also well known for his pepper soup. On cold or rainy days, he would have a bowl ready for anyone who stops by. He was a great dad, grand and great-granddad and will be missed greatly and never be forgotten.

Services will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, 468 Broadway Newburgh NY 12550.

Viewing will be held on 4/22/22 from 6pm to 8pm and on 4/23/22 at 11am to

Funeral service will be on 4/23/22 from 12 noon followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery 9W South Route 94 New Windsor NY 12553.

Please note that tributes will only be at the Wake and Repast.

Miatta Gray-Gonda (845)420-9541
Ciatta Gonda (845)220-8476
Varney Gonda (914)291-8143
Miatta Sonii Gonda (484)688-3246
Jonathan Darker (845)549-9657

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