OCEANPORT, N.J. – David A. Fuller, 63, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Monmouth Medical Center.
David was a native of Maine where he lived until he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. at the age of 16. He went on to serve multiple tours in Vietnam as a combat engineer, before being honorably discharged as corporal in 1974. He went on to serve for more than two decades in the U.S. Army National Guard, reaching the rank of Sgt. First Class. David worked as an ironworker for companies throughout the United States, most recently as a foreman for Park Steel & Iron in Neptune City, N.J., where he retired from in 2012. He was heavily involved in the local Cub Scout and Boys Scout troops, and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 2226.
He was predeceased his parents, Horace and Della Fuller; and his devoted wife, Barbara (Eckelberry) Fuller. Surviving are his sons, Nicolas and Richard both of Oceanport, N.J.; his sisters, Betty and Dianne; his brothers, Darrell, Dennis, Ken, Kermit, Ronnie, Wayne; sisters-in-law, Karen Eckelberry and Mary (Eckleberry) Wacker; many cousins, nieces and nephews; and his two beautiful granddaughters, Cheyenne and Savannah.
Visitation will be held 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Fiore Funeral Home, 882 Broadway, West Long Branch, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project; or VFW Post 2226, Oakhurst, N.J. For condolences, please visit www.fiorefuneralhomes.com.