Andrew R. ‘Andy’ Fuller died unexpectedly on December 2, 2020.
Andrew was born on July 15, 1932 to Charlie Andrew Fuller and Stella Jane Mudge Fuller. He was named after his grandfathers; “Andrew” Adam Fuller and “Ray” Lewis Mudge.
Andy was drafted in the US Army during the Korean War in 1954 to 1956. During this time, he served on two maneuvers (Blue Boat and Sadge Brush) and in the Army Reserves 814 Medical Depot US Reserves for 9 years. He was Honorably Discharged as Sergeant First Class.
He worked at Newton Line in Homer from 1950 to 1954 and at BTC Brewer Titchener in office Expertise Marine Hardware Division, Cortland from 1956 to 1960. In 1961, he joined the United Brotherhood Carpenters and Joiners of America and was job Superintendent on several jobs.
Andy was a Trustee of Cortland Local 1019 for 20 years and a member of Ithaca 603 Carpenter Local’s 281 and 277 for over 59 years.
Often referred to as the ‘Mayor of Scott, he was elected Assessor and Chairman of the Board of Assessors for the Town of Scott from 1977 to 1985. He was President of the Cortland County Assessors Association for seven years and was elected to the Town of Scott as a councilman in 1985 and was reelected every two years from 1989 to 2017, where he was currently serving. Andrew has served the Town of Scott over 43 years and was Deputy Supervisor for 10 years and had served on the Highway Committee.
Andy was Chairman of the Scott Recreation Committee for 35 years. Also, in January 2008 the park was named, “Andrew R Fuller Recreational Park”
Andy was a member of the Scott Methodist Church from 1944 to present. In 1973 the Annex to the church was named in his honor, “Andy Fuller Annex.” He was a trustee of Scott Methodist Church from 1965 to 2011, where he served as Chairman and President of the Trustees for over 40 years.
He was president of the Glen Haven Investment Club, a charter member of the New York State Sheriffs Association, charter member of the Scott Sportsman’s Club, serving as a trustee. He was a trustee of Scott Union Cemetery from 1965 to present. Also, over the years Andy was a member of Scott Fire and Safety and served as Scott School Board President for 4 years. Andy received his High School Diploma on June 24, 2008 from Homer Central School.
Andy was a life member of the American Legion Post 465, a member of the Cortland Moose lodge, and a member of AARP.
He was a State of New York Conservation Department Hunter Safety Instructor for many years, a member of the Scott Senior Center, serving as Past Vice President and President. At one time he owned AR Fuller Construction Company “General Contractor.”
Andrew received the Annual Eugene Leombruno award in 2005, his name is listed on a plaque in the Cortland Court Legislator Chambers and Andy has another plaque at home.
Surviving is his son, Steve Fuller and wife Sheila; two daughters, Nancy Fredenburg and her husband, Ricky, and Patricia Fuller Brayton. Five grandchildren, Melissa Morgan, Tonyamarie Fuller, Steven Fuller, Jr., April Fuller, and Derek Fredenburg and wife, Nickie. Five great-grandsons; Tyler, Kyle, Devon, and Kolbe Fuller and Bryant Hough. Four great-granddaughters; Amber Fuller, Molly and Mila Fredenburg and Faithlyn Fuller. A brother, Edger Fuller; three sisters, Stella Moffitt, Shirley Cottrell and her husband, Lisle, Leah Cobb and her husband, William, Sr.; forty nieces, nephews and great nephews, along with many cousins.
He was predeceased by his wife, Inez Watkins Fuller Carey.
The family will be present to receive friends and relatives on Tuesday from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 US Route 11, Homer, NY.
We will be following NY State COVID-19 Guidelines. Masks must be worn at all times; social distancing practices will also be in place. During the funeral home visitation only a certain number of visitors will be allowed in the funeral home chapel at a time, so please be patient and prepared to wait outside.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. A celebration of life will be announced for the public to be held at the Andrew Fuller Recreation Park.
The family asks that donations in Mr. Fuller’s name be directed to the Scott Recreation Program, 6689 State Rt. 41, Homer, NY 13077.
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