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