William P. Fullerton, 90, of Natrona Heights passed away early Sunday morning, Oct. 13, at the Southwestern Veterans Center, Pittsburgh.
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He was born on Oct. 16, 1922, in Freeport to the late Samuel Gregg Fullerton and Helen Clowes Fullerton.
He was the husband of Lois Jean Austin Fullerton for 71 years.
Mr. Fullerton was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines in the Battle of Corregido in 1945. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
He was a lifetime member of the Natrona Heights VFW.
Following his discharge from the Army, he worked as a freight conductor for the Pennsylvania Railroad, which later became Penn Central, then Conrail, until his retirement.
He loved golf and was a longtime member of the Brackenridge Heights Country Club. He was a member of the Armstrong Lodge 239 in Freeport and the Grace United Methodist Church. Besides golfing, he enjoyed visits with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, gardening and watching birds from his front porch.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Kathy (William) Keener of Simpsonville, S.C., and Susan (John) Burger of Butler. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Sharon (Wojtek) McNeeley-Kruk, Jennifer Keener, David (Cathy) Keener, Nancy Burger, John Burger, Thomas (Leah) Burger, Gretchen (Jason) Lavery, Emily (Jonathan) Smock, and 13 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Mary Coffman (Willard) Fullerton.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Francis, Glenn Mervin, Leroy and Willard, and his sister, Ruth (Clarence) Irwin.
Fullerton - At the request of William P. Fullerton, who died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, there will be no viewing. A private service and interment will be at Mt. Airy Cemetery later.
The arrangements are entrusted to the Robert Peters Funeral Home in Natrona Heights.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 1333 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065.
Published in Butler Eagle on Oct. 23, 2013