American Legion Post 192 Coudersport
Saturday January 12th, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Calvin H. "Cal" Fuller
Calvin H. Fuller “beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Calvin H. “Cal” Fuller, 78, of Shinglehouse, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, in the Olean General Hospital, Olean, N.Y., after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Born on August 22, 1940 in Raymond, Pa, he was a son of Herbert C. and Beulah P. Loucks Fuller. On September 5, 1959 in the Ceres United Methodist Church, he married Patricia J. “Pat” Gustin, who passed away on January 24, 2013.
Cal was a graduate of Bolivar High School. He was employed by the former Viko Furniture Factory in Eldred for 5 years. He then was employed as a machinist by Dresser-Rand in Olean, N.Y. for 38 years, retiring in 2004. He also served as a Pennsylvania Deputy Fish Warden for 20 years, a job of which he was extremely proud.
Cal was a member of the former Sharon Grange # 1247, where he held many offices throughout the years. He was a member of the Potter County Pomona Grange # 54, a member of the Pennsylvania State Grange, and a member of the National Grange, holding all eight degrees of the Grange. He was a life member of the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, holding many offices throughout the years. Cal worked tirelessly for many years running the Bingo program with other devoted members. He also served as a fire policeman. He was a member of the Allegany County (N.Y.) Fireman’s Association and a member of the Pennsylvania Tri-County Volunteer Fireman’s Association. He was a member of the Oswayo Valley Rod and Gun Club in Millport. He loved hunting, fishing and reading western novels. In his early years, he was a member of several bowling leagues in Shinglehouse, Bolivar, and Olean.
Surviving are five children, Sherry L. (Charles) Campbell of Akron, Ohio, Sue A. (Randy) Kemp of Wellsville, N.Y., Danny R. (Beth) Fuller and Sylvia J. Fuller, both of Shinglehouse, and Shirley K. (Greg) Fuller of Portville, N.Y.; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a great-granddaughter to be born in April; two brothers-in-law, Dewey L. (Alice) Gustin of Shinglehouse and Norm (Becky) Milne of Eldred; a sister-in-law, Rheta Gustin of Eldred; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents and wife, Cal was predeceased by a brother, Roderick L. Fuller; a sister, Virginia Milne; and a foster sister, Beverly Perkins.
Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, 2019, with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in East Sharon Cemetery.
Members of the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department will assemble on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family. Memorials may be made in Cal’s name to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 475, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, PO Box 188, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; or to the Oswayo Valley Rod and Gun Club, PO Box 186, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
Cal’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences, share a fond memory, or view a video tribute of Cal, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
Calvin was an awesome friend. Please be comforted by Jesus's promises in John 5/25 and Rev 21 (3-5). Please be assured of our love and prayers to all. [Rich Favret]
Richard Favret Jan 23 2019 12:00 AM
What a loss to all who knew and loved Calvin. So many memories, such little space to share. My heart will always hold a very special place for a kind and loving human, who shared so much of his time, talents, and knowledge. From target practice, hunting, and fishing, to many hours spent around a table in conversation. Uncle Cal, our hearts may be aching, but we know you are now basking in the presence of your beautiful bride. Danny, Sue, Sherry, Shirley, Sylvia, and all the grands and great grands, you will remain in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you all during this time of loss.
Jasca Marlett Jan 13 2019 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss.
Becky Austin Jan 13 2019 12:00 AM
We are so very sorry to hear about Cal. He was a wonderful person and he loved his family. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dave and Kathy Garrity Jan 11 2019 12:00 AM
So sad to hear of this loss to the family and the community. My years in the Fire Dept. with Cal are still a fond memory of mine. He always said hi to me as "Hey Shep". Such a sweet, sweet family. Gods blessings all the Fuller family. My prayer tonight will be a special one.
Ron 'Hey shep' Sheppard Jan 11 2019 12:00 AM