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Last Name: Fulmer

First Name: Orville

Middle Name: R

Maiden Name:  

Date of Death: November 11, 1993

Newspaper: Delaware County (PA) Daily Times

Date of Newspaper: December 12, 1993

Contributor: Florence E O'Bryan

Text of Obituary: Orville R. Fulmer, 72, of Brookhaven, the former owner of Tasty Treat Ice Cream, Prospect Park, died Nov. 11 in Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland.

Born in the Glen Riddle section of Middletown, Mr. Fulmer lived in Brookhaven for the last 33 years. He owned and operated Tasty Treat Ice Cream, Prospect Park, for 20 years before retiring in 1985.

A veteran of World War II, Fulmer served in the 1st Division Engineers. Known as "The Big Red One," the 1st Infantry Division participated in the invasions of North Africa, Sicily and France.

Mr. Fulmer was awarded the Purple Heart Medal for being wounded in combat. He also was the recipient of other military decorations that included the Distinguished Unit Badge, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the Bronze Arrowhead device.

A past president of the Goodwill Fire Co., Chester, he was a member of the volunteer fire company for more than 50 years. Mr. Fulmer also was a member of the Delaware County Firemen's Relief Fund.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Bernice Borsuk Fulmer; three daughters, Shirley Macklem of Virginia Beach, VA., Joyce Hellings of Chester Springs, and Ellen Fulmer of Brookhaven; a brother, Weston Fulmer of Trainer, a sister, Betty McElwain of California; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Minshall-Shropshire Funeral Home, Middletown and Knowlton roads, Middletown. Burial will be in Edgewood Memorial Park, Concord. Calling hours are after 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Notes: Born: November 29, 1920

 

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