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Donald E. Fuller


1933 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Donald E. Fuller Obituary
HORNELL - Donald E. Fuller, 80, of Reservoir Road, passed away Friday (June 20, 2014) at his daughter's home following a lengthy illness.

Born in Shinglehouse, Pa., Aug. 25, 1933, the son of Burrell and Florence Chapman Fuller, he had resided in Hornell the majority of his life. Donald served his country in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956, serving in the Korean Conflict. He owned and operated Donald Fuller & Son Contracting in Hornell and was also a truck driver for many years.

Donald was a member of the Hillside Baptist Church and enjoyed driving stock car. Donald and his wife, Florence, had been foster parents for more than 25 years, caring for more than 67 children. The Fullers were the emergency placement home for Steuben County, taking responsibility for many children in emergency situations.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Florence, on April 4, 2014; and one son, Donald B. Fuller.

He is survived by three daughters, Bonnie (Darryl) Barth of North Carolina, Joy (Mitch) Weaver of Hornell, and Robin (Chris) Fuller-Jones of North Carolina; three sons, Randy (Patti) Fuller of North Carolina, Brion Fuller of Hornell, and Daniel (Tina) Fuller of Pennsylvania; many grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brothers, Carl Fuller of Stannards and Robert (Buena) Fuller of Wellsville.

To send a remembrance or to light a candle in Don's memory, please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com. The family is being assisted by Adam E. DuBois, director.

The family was present to receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Sunday (June 22, 2014), at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St., Hornell. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 1 p.m., followed by a fellowship luncheon at the Hillside Baptist Church, with Rev. Craig Brittingham officiating. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery.

Friends may make memorial contributions to: Care First, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Published in Hornell Evening Tribune on June 23, 2014
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