Richard A. Fuller Sr., 76, completed his journey on this Earth on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. Born in Yonkers, N.Y., he was the son of the late Herbert and Amelia Fuller.
Richard was a professor emeritus of art at Wilkes University, where he served as a full-time faculty member from 1969 until his retirement in the spring of 2000, at which time he continued to teach part-time. During his tenure at Wilkes, he also served as chairman of the art department.
After completing an associate degree in advertising art and design at the State University of New York in 1956, Richard worked in the advertising industry in New York City for 10 years. Upon earning a bachelor's degree from New York University
, he taught art in the Valhalla and Mamaroneck public schools. During this time, he completed his master's degree in fine arts education at Columbia University.
During his career, Richard taught art at the Schutz American School in Alexandria, Egypt. He also lived and studied in Kyoto, Japan.
A sensitive artist, his works have been shown and given awards in many regional and national exhibitions.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 48 years, the former Cheryl Allen, Chelsea, Vt.; son, Richard Jr. and his wife, Allison, Kennett Square; daughter, Lori Chance and her husband, Paul, Dillsburg; grandchildren, Hayden Fuller, Parker and Meredith Chance; and brother, Herbert Fuller and his wife, Ruth Anne.
A reception in his honor will be held Saturday at Leggio's Italian Restaurant, One East Center Hill Road, Dallas, between noon and 2 p.m., during which time friends and relatives are invited to meet his family and view examples of his creative work. A private celebration of life service will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wilkes University Department of Integrative Media and Art, Wilkes-Barre; Hospice Community Care, Kingston; or Unity-NEPA, Wilkes-Barre.
Arrangements are under the direction of Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas.