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Passing of Larry Fuller

Dear Friends,

The Fuller family would like to share the sad news of the passing of Larry Fuller. He died peacefully at 93 in Baldwinsville, NY.

Larry was a long-time member of the CYC. He and Jean loved the river and its people. He spent every in-season weekend on the river, rain or shine, and spent all summer upon retiring from GE. He and Jean literally built a habitat by hand on the empty, off-the-grid Big Island in the early 1970s. Originally camping for many years, they ended up building three houses, a gazebo, trails, and a uniquely homemade power system that only an engineer could build or run. Their primary workforce was the labor of friends, pre-teen Amy and Katherine, and an ample amount of bourbon.

Larry was a long-time shore manager, at times working with Jean who was Commodore. Larry was always ready for a conversation or lecture and was difficult to persuade to leave a party. He had a keen intellect and a great sense of humor. Larry was interested in everyone and was welcoming to all.

He leaves behind his daughters Katherine Fuller Mendez and Amy Fuller, sons-in-law Ray Mendez and David Henderson, and grandchildren Cordelia Fuller Mendez and her husband Joe Grathwohl, Niall Fuller Henderson, and William Fuller Henderson.

His departure leaves a big hole on Big Island.

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