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December 17, 1937 - November 26, 2021
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James W. Fuller, a longtime Taylor resident, passed away Friday afternoon at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton with his devoted wife and best friend of 61 years, Lois (Clarke) Fuller, fittingly by his side along with their entire family. James (Jim) was 83 years old.
Born on December 17, 1937 and raised in West Scranton’s Keyser Valley section, Jim was the son of the late Wilbur and Grace (Boylan) Fuller. He was a graduate of the former St. Patrick’s High School before proudly serving in the U.S. Army as a cryptographer where he was stationed in Korea at the conclusion of the Korean Conflict.
Upon his honorable discharge from service in 1957, Jim returned stateside where he would marry Lois on May 21, 1960 before beginning their family of seven children.
Handling both sales and logistics, Jim had worked for several trucking companies prior to retirement. He also worked for Taylor Borough as a landfill inspector and as a monitor for Riverside High School.
Jim’s involvement within the community was never ending. He was a former Cub Scout Leader, past PTA President, a long time member of the R&L Club, and a multi-sport coach within the tri-borough’s youth sport programs. He was also the proud past post commander and chaplain of the American Legion Post #306 of Taylor and an active member of Divine Mercy Parish in Scranton.
He was an avid reader, longtime hunter and fisherman and a die-hard fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Some of his family’s fondest memories of him came at the Four Seasons Rod & Gun Club in Noxen.
Above all else in his life came his family. His legacy and memories will long live on through the family of which he was so proud.
He is also survived by his loving children, James W. Fuller, Jr. and wife Maureen of Endicott, N.Y., Susan Graham and husband Timothy of North Wales, Mark Fuller of Old Forge, Ellen Raino and husband Gregg of Clarks Summit, Karen Fuller of Taylor, and Donald Fuller and wife Terry of Mechanicsburg; and adoring grandchildren, James Fuller and wife Amanda, Ryan and Christopher Fuller, Sarah, Emily and Katie Graham, Liam Raino and Flynn Fuller; siblings, Grace Zanghi, Kathleen Huthmaker and husband Jay and Michael Fuller and wife Toni; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A beloved daughter, Kathleen Fuller, and siblings, William Fuller and Nancy Nolan, also preceded him in death.
Jim’s family would like to acknowledge and thank the 6th floor staff of Geisinger C.M.C. for their care, compassion and kindness shown to both Jim and his family throughout his stay.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Wednesday at 11:30 AM from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with a 12:30 PM Mass of Christian Burial at Divine Mercy, 312 Davis Street in Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Francis Pauselli, Pastor. Burial with full military rites by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow at the Cathedral Cemetery in West Scranton. Family and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s name to the Kathleen Fuller Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Penn State University.