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FULLER CHARLES "Chuck" SPURGEON
CHARLES "Chuck" SPURGEON FULLER
Chuck Fuller was a local band leader and auto dealer. Charles S. (Chuck) Fuller, 87, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio passed away at his home on October 27, 2010 after living a full and wonderful life. Born on June 20, 1923 in Cleveland Ohio, Chuck attended John Adams where he was President of his class, Central Committee President and he sat on the Student Advisory Board. While Chuck was in attendance at Western Reserve, he was a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Navy as a musician 3/C (sax), Mus 2/C. He received the American Area Ribbon, Victory Ribbon as well as the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon for his duties served. Ever since he was young, Chuck was passionate about music. He mastered both the alto and baritone saxophones. He played in the John Adams Marching Band, Cal Dalton Band, Bob Allen Orchestra, Hermit Club Band and the Navy Band. He also led his own Chuck Fuller Dixieland Band and Chuck Fuller Big Band. Chuck hosted celebrity band leaders and their bands such as Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman and Stan Kenton at the Hillbrook Club. He was the President of Dowd Oldsmobile, Toyota and Mercedes Benz. He was a member of the Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. Chuck was named by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International as a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship Award in appreciation of significant assistance given by Chuck for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations between people of the world. He was also a member of the Cleveland Rotary Club and the Sergeant at Arms for 40 years. Chuck was on the Board of Trustees for the Northern Ohio's Children's Performing Music Foundation, Inc. for The Singing Angels. Chuck was a humanitarian and philanthropist. One small example of this is that he was the Co-Vice Chairman of a group of civil leaders who each July visited hospitalized and shut-in children and staged an all day outing for up to 3000 orphans at Euclid Beach Park with Cleveland's AAA. Charles S. (Chuck) Fuller was an inspiration to many and a friend to all.
Chuck is survived by his longtime companion Heidi G. Buggele; his children, John H. Fuller, Paul M. Fuller, Martha A Fuller; his grandchildren, Shannon H. Fuller, Paul Jason Fuller, Matthew J. Fuller, Michael C. Fuller, Bethann D. Fuller; his great-grandchild, Jackson Patrick Fuller. Chuck was predeceased by his mother, Leona Mathis; by his former wife, Charlotte Dowd Fuller; and his son, Charles Dowd Fuller.
Burial is private. The Memorial service was November 3, 2010, at Parkside Church, 7100 Pettibone Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc., 371 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787. www.guidedog.com, The Cleveland Sight Center, 1909 East 101st Street, Cleveland, OH 44106. www.clevelandsightcenter.org, or Hattie Larlham, 9772 Diagonal Road, Mantua, OH 44255 www.hattielarlham.org.
Please visit Chuck Fuller at http://chuckfull.tripod.com. Arrangements by Stroud-Lawrence Funeral Home, Chagrin Falls, OH.
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