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Obituary of Grant W. Fuller


April 30, 1954 — November 8, 2023
DeRuyter, NY
Grant “Duke” W. Fuller, 69, of DeRuyter, NY, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at the Chenango Memorial Hospital, Norwich, NY.

Duke was born in Cortland, NY, on April 30, 1954, the son of the late Frederick and Delores Miller Fuller. He retired from Pall Trinity, Cortland, in 2019 after several years of service. While at Pall Trinity, he served as the union representative for the UAW. Prior to Pall Trinity, he worked at the Sealtest Milk Plant in Homer until its closing. He was a life member of the Cincinnatus Fire Department and former member of the McGraw Fire Department and had also been an EMT for the Cincinnatus Emergency Squad. He was a member of the Blue Devils Hose Team and won several trophies during fair competitions. He served as a coach for little league baseball and a basketball coach for fifth and sixth graders at Cincinnatus Central School. Duke was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Claudia “Cleo” Fuller; and their children, Brandi (Lee Cole) Armstrong of Hamilton, Curtis Fuller of Pitcher, and Anthony (Mandy) Fuller of Baldwinsville. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Tanner, Caleb, and Noah Armstrong, Carlene Underwood, and Payton Fuller; his great-grandson, Giovanni; brothers, Frederick (Eileen) Fuller of Delaware and Richard Fuller of McGraw; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services for Duke will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Taylor Rural Cemetery with Reverend Will Gallerani officiating. In keeping with Duke’s wishes, there will be no prior calling hours or funeral service. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Duke may be directed to the Cincinnatus Fire Department or the Cincinnatus Emergency Squad.

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