Gary E. Fuller, 74, Carthage

CARTHAGE – Gary E. Fuller, 74, of Stone Street, Carthage, died unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at his home.

Born Sept. 11, 1943, in Carthage, a son of the late Everett Gordon and Dorcas Lloyd Bellinger Fuller, he attended Carthage Central School.

He was employed as a Crane (and other heavy equipment) Operator at the Deferiet Paper Mill. He remained there until Mill closed. It was then called Champion Paper Mill.

On June 30, 1961, he married Joanna D. Zeller. They were married for 23 years, and remained lifelong friends.

Gary was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Great Bend Fire Department. He enjoyed firearms, hunting, fishing and loved tinkering around and doing mechanic work. He also enjoyed Nascar and watching races at the Adirondack Speedway, as well as watching professional football, basketball, baseball, and old western movies. He loved helping others.

Gary is survived by four children, Robert J. (Carmen) Fuller, Barnes Corners, Steven P. Fuller, Glenfield, Deborah S. Ortlieb, Glenfield, and Thomas A. (Kristel) Fuller of Lowville; a brother, Wayne (Helen) Fuller, Stafford, Virginia; a sister, Elizabeth Peck, Felts Mills; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents; three brothers, Richard, Stanley and John Fuller; a sister, Evelyn Beirman; and a son-in-law, Kenneth Ortlieb.

A graveside service with be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Fairview Cemetery, Carthage.

Memorial donations may be made to the local American Cancer Society chapter, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057; or the local SPCA, 25056 Water St, Watertown, NY 13601.

Arrangements are entrusted to Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc.

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