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Gary C. Fulmer

1933 - 2017 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Fulmer, Gary C.
Gary C. Fulmer. Born April 23,1933, Gary passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on July 7, 2017. Gary was a resident of Worthington and formerly of Naples, Florida, spending 35 happy winters in Pelican Bay. He was preceded in death by parents Eleanore Harrop Fulmer and Dan D. Fulmer of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, formerly of Upper Arlington, Ohio and brother Don C. Fulmer of Columbus, Ohio. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Lois Sells Fulmer; daughters, Kathleen Fulmer Waller (Chris) and Karen Fulmer Lindner (Bob); and granddaughters, Laurel Waller and Christina and Erika Lindner. Gary was a graduate of Upper Arlington High School, class of 1951, and of the Fisher School of Business of The Ohio State University. He met his beloved wife, Lois, through her brother, Fred, who served with Gary as Captains and fighter pilots of the 166th Tactical Fighter Squadron of the Ohio Air National Guard. Both men were called up for active duty in Etain, France, during the Berlin Crisis. Gary and Lois were married September 23, 1961, just prior to his deployment. Gary began his 40 year career in the plastics industry with Yardley Plastics, moving his way up from a high school job in the mail room to Sales Manager. He spent the last 28 years with Crane Plastics Company, retiring as the Executive Vice President of Crane and President of Crane's siding subsidiary, Vinyl Improvement Products Company (VIPCO). He served as the Director of the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), President of the Columbus chapter of the Society of Plastics Engineers, and Chairman of the SPI's Vinyl Siding Division and Profile Extrusion Division. Gary began his road preparing for a life of adventure with his attainment of Eagle Scout in 1947, as a member of Boy Scout Troop #24. He enjoyed membership in many organizations including Worthington Presbyterian Church, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Sons of the American Revolution, Masonic Blue Lodge No. 748 as a 32nd Degree Mason, Scottish Rite, Aladdin Shrine Temple, Raleigh Tavern Society of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Past President of Linworth Kiwanis Club, and former 40+ year member of Brookside Country Club. He loved spending time with his family, traveling, model making, working in his shop and in the yard, golfing and flying. The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 16, from 3-6 p.m., at RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, 515 High Street, Worthington. Funeral service will be held Monday, July 17, 11 a.m., at Worthington Presbyterian Church, 733 High Street, Worthington. Gary will be entombed with military honors at 2:30 p.m. at Union Cemetery, 3349 Olentangy River Road, Columbus. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Gary's memory be made to Kobacker House via the OhioHealth Hospice Foundation or to the . To leave a condolence for the family, please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 11, 2017
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