Richard A. Fuller

May 23rd, 1949 - September 29th, 2017

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         Richard A. Fuller, age 68, of Erie, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Erie on May 23, 1949, a son of the late Arthur Fuller and Anna May Pogue Fuller Vogt.

          He attended Wattsburg High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps, 4th Division and was a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon, while serving from 1967 to 1969. Throughout his life, he worked as a contractor, running and operating his own business. He was a member of the American Legion, Elmer C. Carrier Post #365.

          Richard enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting. He enjoyed time spent with his family, especially his grandkids. He had a huge sense of humor that set him apart from everybody else and was always laughing and joking. He loved his pets dearly and gave a new meaning to “man’s best friend” with every dog he met.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur and Robert Fuller; a step-sister, Joan Vogt.

          He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Kathy Zmyslinski Fuller, of Erie; four sons, Richard Fuller, Jr., Bob Fuller, wife Jen, Frank Fuller, wife Andrea and Christopher Fuller; three step-sons, Alex Cessna, wife Lori, Bill Cessna, wife Sue and Scott Cessna, Fiancée Erin; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Jean Overton, husband Howard, of Tennessee, Nancy Woodcock, husband Ken, of Wattsburg, Bonnie Allen, husband Chuck, of Georgia and Dianna Louis, husband Tom, of Erie; three brothers, James Fuller, wife Lynn, George Fuller, wife Lori, all of Erie and Elmer Fuller, wife Arlene, of Lincolnville, Pa.; sister-in-law, Kathleen Fuller and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

          Friends are invited to call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pine Avenue Branch, 845 E. 38th St., Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. until the time of a funeral service there at 8:30 p.m., with military honors.

          Memorials may be made to the Fuller family in care of the funeral home.