Of Wilkins Township, passed peacefully at home on Sunday, February 7, 2021, in the company of his family. He was 87 years old. William was the son of William A Fullerton and Loretta Coulson. He was preceded in death by his younger sister Beverly A Stone and his younger brother Barry Fullerton. William is survived by his wife Elizabeth. William was born and raised in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. After serving in the United State Marine Corps, William attended Carnegie Institute of Technology where he studied architecture and art. It was there that he and Elizabeth met. Following graduation, William began his career in architecture. Through the years he worked in a variety of settings, working both for himself and in several different firms. William found the discipline of architecture challenging and fulfilling. For him, the gratification of the work came from solving complex problems in the design process. While architecture was rewarding for William, he also had an insuppressible entrepreneurial spirit which lead him to follow several different business paths, including owning and operating a gallery and framing studio.
William and Elizabeth have been married for over 62 years. After living in the usual starter home in Wilkinsburg, William and Elizabeth found an old farmhouse in Wilkins Township in which they would raise their family. Following William’s designs and incorporating his love of wood, the old farmhouse was transformed into the Fullerton Family residence. It is here that William and Elizabeth have lived for over 50 years.
William and Elizabeth are the proud parents, and parents-in-law, of BT and Ellen Fullerton of Butler, Pennsylvania, and Nancy and Anthony Bernard of Seattle, Washington. They are even prouder grandparents of Patrick Fullerton of Columbus, OH, Erin Fullerton of Butler, PA, Anna Bernard of Salt Lake City, UT and Spencer Bernard of Denver, CO.
William had an inquisitive, active and determined mindset. When he became interested in a discipline, he did not dabble. He was an avid woodworker and photographer. His family will remember him through the numerous wood crafts that he lovingly created for them. In his younger days he satisfied his love of flying by obtaining a small aircraft pilot’s license.
Services are private to William's family. Interment in Homewood Cemetery.
His family respectfully asks, that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Reconciliation Anglican Church, 5501 3rd Street, Verona PA 15147.
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