PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Funeral arrangements for the sailor photographed kissing a woman in Times Square at the end of World War II have been scheduled.
George Mendonsa’s daughter says her father died Sunday after he fell and had a seizure at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he had lived with his wife of 70 years. He was 95.
Burial will follow at St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown.
Mendonsa kissed Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse’s uniform, on Aug. 14, 1945 — known as V-J Day, the day Japan surrendered.
The two had never met.
Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photo of the kiss became one of the most famous photographs of the 20th century.