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Joseph J. Fuller

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Service: 11:00am Fri. October 22nd, 2021
Location: St. Bernard Catholic Church

FULLER, Joseph J., 88, passed away October 7, 2021 in Oakwood Village surrounded by his family. He was born August 14, 1933 the son of Benjamin and Martha (Jerman) Fuller. Joe was a lifelong Springfield resident, a graduate of Catholic Central High School. He was also a veteran, serving in the United States Navy. Early in his career Joe worked for the Springfield Fire Department for 13 years. He later worked as a real estate realtor for AE Asebrook & Son, Inc. before joining M&M Federal Savings & Loans Association as an appraiser. Subsequently he started Joseph J Fuller Appraisals working until his retirement in 2003. Joe was an active member at St. Bernard Catholic Church where he served on the board and trained servers for many years. He was past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus #624, enjoyed coaching baseball, playing golf and fishing. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Teresa (Walsh); four children and spouses, David & Paige Fuller, JoAnn & Ken Sillaman, Brenda & Steve Murphy and Beth & Ken Beall; son-in-law, Mike Zustra; nine grandchildren, Joseph J. Fuller, II, Courtney Letton, Hallie Shiffert, Ashley McElfresh, Amanda Sillaman, Alex Zustra, John Zustra, Jackie Zustra and Will Murphy and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kay Zustra, his stepfather, Jim Feth, two brothers, Ben and Gene and a sister, Betty. A gathering of family and friends will be held 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Thursday, October 21, 2021 in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME. The family asks that everyone wear a facemask. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, October 22 in St. Bernard Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church, 910 Lagonda Ave, Springfield, OH 45503
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Joe was and will always be loved by all of us at St. Bernard's. We surely miss him. Love, blessings, and prayers to all of you.

- John Herzog , Saturday October 23rd, 2021

To my friend and classmate Teresa, and her family, my deepest sympathy on the passing of Joe.

- Bill Powell, Friday October 22nd, 2021

"Grandpa Fuller" as I came to know him was very special to me. When I moved next door to him on Balsam, 23 years old and having no idea how to be a homeowner, he quickly came to my aide and became a friend and much more. He taught me how to light a charcoal grill, how to use tools, how to care for my yard and so much more. When I got married, he and Grandma Fuller welcomed my wife into the family. They drove 90 minutes to attend our wedding. They would always send us cookies and other goodies on holidays or just because. Grandma attended my wife's first baby shower. They came over as soon as we came home from the hospital with our first son. When my wife became pregnant a second time, we knew we needed more room so we discussed moving. The hardest part was the thought of moving away from Grandma and Grandpa. They visited us at our new place as soon as we got settled in. Even though we weren't neighbors anymore, we still talked every few weeks and I'm forever grateful for that. When Grandpa's memory started to go, he still knew who I was on the phone and always said "when COVID is over, we want to come see you guys." Unfortunately, that never happened. I'll always cherish the many precious memories, like taking Grandma to her doctor's appointment last-minute and taking Grandpa to pick up his car from the tire shop. I'll remember Grandpa's stories about the war and so much more. I'll always remember holding hands and praying together for Grandma in the driveway when we first got her cancer diagnosis. I'll cherish our couples' dinner date at Applebee's. Even though we were only neighbors for 6 years, we feel like we've always been family. Thank you, to all of the Fuller children, for loaning your precious parents to us. Thanks, grandkids, for sharing your grandparents. We will miss you Grandpa, and we'll be sure to stay in touch with Grandma. We love you, Joe & Teresa Fuller. -Michael, Khalea, Michael III, and Mason

- Michael Cooper II, Wednesday October 20th, 2021

Deepest sympathy and condolences from my entire family. I’ll never forget walking to your house as a child for Memorial Day pecan rolls and picnics. Prayers to the entire family.

- Joe Massie, Thursday October 14th, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. We have been his neighbors across the street for 10 years. Keeping you all in our prayers!

- Joe & Melissa Hube, Wednesday October 13th, 2021

I was so happy to visit with Joe before my return to California. We, after he took some time to remember who I was, talked, laughed, smiled and then hugged a strong hug. I will never forget his smile and glint in his eyes as I left him. God bless his wife, Teresa, family and all who recognized him as a man of love, compassion, and joy as his way of life.

- Mary Pollock, Monday October 11th, 2021

So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I have greatly missed sitting in front of Joe and Teresa at 9 o'clock mass. They were the sweetest couple. May God bless your family and keep them in the palm of his hands.

- Sandy Torsell, Monday October 11th, 2021

Teresa, you and your family have our deepest sympathy. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

- Craig & Patty Wilson, Sunday October 10th, 2021

Sending our sincerest condolences to the family. We were blessed only once to be in grandpa Joe’s company, and that was at our son (Jonathan) and daughter-in-law (Hallie’s) wedding. So glad that we were able to meet him. As Hallie has always spoken highly of her grandpa Joe. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you all.

- Dean and Lisa Shiffert, Saturday October 9th, 2021

I remember Joe as a member of the local exchange club. He was a regular attendant at the Sunday 11 a.m. mass at St. Bernard Church. Joe will be missed by all who knew him.

- Dick Groeber, Saturday October 9th, 2021

On behalf of the George and Barbara Jerman family, we send our hugs and condolences to our extended family. Hugs and prayers to All. Dad and Mom loved you all.

- Barbara Jerman White, Saturday October 9th, 2021

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