Cover photo for Carl L. FULLER's Obituary


November 28, 1928 — September 8, 2023

Wellsville, NY


Carl Lee FULLER, 94, of Wellsville, NY, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, September 8, 2023 in Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Wellsville. 


Born November 28, 1928, in Andover, he was the son of Burrell Carl and Florence Grace Chapman Fuller.  On September 17, 1947, in Austin, PA, he married the love of his life, Bernice Anne Gavitt, who predeceased him on June 29, 2009.  He was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School.  Carl worked several jobs which included Andover Historic Preservation Corp., HUD, Wellsville Central School, and Bulk-Tainer Corp.  He found his career early on with Air Preheater as an engineer, welder, inspector, supervisor manager, and fill-in section manager. He retired from Air Preheater after 33 years of service at age 57.  He was a man with hard work ethic, enjoying his self-employment on weekends as a plumber, electrician, and carpenter.  He was a lifetime member of the Wellsville Moose Lodge and of the Club of America - Handyman. 


Surviving are: four daughters, Sandra (Peter) VanRoo of Ormond Beach, FL, Susan Fuller of Wellsville, Sharon (Rodney Dodson) Fuller of Boynton Beach, FL, and Carla (David) Roeske of Wellsville; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter; a brother, Robert J. (Beuna) Fuller of Wellsville; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife of 62 years, he was predeceased by a granddaughter, Heather Vogt; and a brother, Donald E. Fuller. 


Friends may call at OLNEY-FOUST Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY on Friday, September 15, 2023 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, with Funeral Services following at 11:00 AM.  Rev. Marc Chamberlain will officiate.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville. 


Memorials may be made to Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 37 South Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895, Wellsville Moose Lodge, 242 Maple Avenue, Wellsville NY 14895, or American Cancer Society at  


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