Robert H. Fuller, 83

Owned TV repair business

May 07, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Robert Harry "Bob" Fuller, a retired owner of radio and television repair business, died of prostate cancer Sunday at his Riva home. He was 83.

Mr. Fuller was born in Hazleton, Pa., and as a child moved with his family to Hampden. After graduating from a Baltimore vocational school where he had studied automotive mechanics, he went to work as a riveter in 1942 for the old Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River.

Mr. Fuller served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946. He was an auto mechanic for Park Circle Motor Co. from 1946 to 1951 while studying television repair on the GI Bill. He was a TV repairman for Western Auto Supply from 1951 to 1955, then established Oakview Radio & TV in Takoma Park. He retired and sold the business in 1984.

Mr. Fuller was an avid power boater and boat builder.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater.

Also surviving are his wife of 62 years, the former Cherie E. Gregory: four sons, R. Daniel Fuller of Huntingtown, R. Stephen Fuller of Lake Anna, Va., Dennis W. Fuller of Laurel and Andrew G. Fuller of Riva; two daughters, Patricia D. Fuller of Riva and Pamela G. Ferguson of Baltimore; a brother, Harry C. Fuller of Trenton, Fla.; three sisters, Dorothy Wetzel of Philadelphia, Ann Schaffer of Bel Air and Kathryn Schaffer of Baltimore; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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