Charles George "Pappy" Fulmer, loving husband and father of two, passed away peacefully at home in White Oak on Friday, May 20, 2022 at the age of 83. Charles was born on September 15, 1938 in White Oak and is the son of the late Charles and Grace (Farmer) Fulmer. He was a graduate of McKeesport Area High School and began his career as a manager of a Cash and Carry in Delmont before serving as a manager for the Potter-McCune Company. He moved on to drive bus routes for Penn Transit and at the Port Authority of Allegheny County. He retired after 30 years but stayed busy working at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Elizabeth Township and Jordan Funeral Home in White Oak where his larger than life personality comforted so many. He eloped with his childhood sweetheart, Janet Dodds on September 7, 1957 and raised two daughters, Debi and Pam. Charles had many passions in life. Above all, was spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ through various ministries including a children's clown ministry which impacted many young hearts. He loved woodworking and built fine furniture for his family's homes. A constant learner, in his later years, he spent hours tinkering with computers and computer software. He spent hours riding his bike and taking long walks with his wife and grandchildren on the Great Allegheny Passage. His selflessness and love heart inspired everyone he encountered. His dedication to his wife Janet, of almost 64 years, was a guide to many couples that they counseled together at Bridge City Church.
In addition to his wife, Janet, Charles is survived by his daughters, Debi (Jim) and Pam (Leo). His greatest joy in life was his grandchildren, Christian (Lauren), Nicole (Don), Nathan (Nicole), Katlyn (Josh), Rachel (Nick), Jordan (Maria), Noah (Hannah) Avery, and his great-grandchildren, Emma, Elijah, Levi, Sophia, Felicity, Wrennlie, Blake, Olivia, Ryland, Shepherd, Lennon, Benjamin, and Wesley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Grace, and also by his sister, Annabelle. Friends are welcome Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 2-7pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, director. Funeral Service will be held Monday, May 23, 2022 at 10am at the Bridge City Church - White Oak Campus with Pastor Nicholas Stephanovic officiating. Interment will follow at the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bridge City One Campaign at 3001 Jacks Run Rd. White Oak, PA 15131. Condolences can be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published May 21, 2022.