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Wellington George Fountain

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Wellington George Fountain Obituary
Wellington George Fountain, 94, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018. Family and friends will mourn his loss.Born in Schenectady, NY on July 24, 1924, he was the beloved husband to the late Rosemary Fountain, mother to Andrew Fountain and Barbara Braulick, wonderful and giving to his grandchildren Hannah and Gretchen Braulick.George proudly volunteered and served in the 94th Signal Battalion under the direction of General George Patton in the European theater of World World II. He earned a bronze star for setting up telecommunications behind heavily mined German lines. Postwar he was employed by the New York Telephone Company in Schenectady, NY where he was an active member of Eastern Parkway United Methodist Church, the National Guard Reserve, Schenectady Republican party, and the local Red Cross. He was also a member of the St. George's Masonic Lodge. He left the phone company and took a position with Ford Aerospace and Communications in Horsham, PA and later Henkels & McCoy, Blue Bell, PA traveling internationally working in fiber-optic communications. Passionate about history, George made sure his family was well traveled around the United States as well as many summers on Cape Cod. He placed much importance on the value of understanding the history of our country.George remarried after the death of Rosemary to Marian Corey of Hamden, NY. It was there that he continued his lifelong passion of collecting American antiques, and was an active member of the Afton United Methodist Church and VFW Post 3529.After the untimely death of his second wife, he moved to St. Charles to be with his daughter and family. George lived a very full and interesting life. He will be remembered always as a proud veteran who defended his country and a man who served his community, his church and loved his family.Graveside Service will be held at Memory Gardens, Colonie, NY on Friday, August 10th at 10 a.m. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.Arrangements are by the Daly Funeral Home.You may pay your condolences online at www.dalyfuneralhome.com.

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Published in The Daily Gazette on Aug. 9, 2018
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