George Fultz

Obituary of George W. Fultz

George Woodrow Fultz, son of George Cleveland Fultz and Marguerite Koppe was born December 4, 1930 in Richmond Indiana. He was a graduate of Eaton (Ohio) High School, class of 1948 and Kent State University, class of 1953 where he earned a BS in Business. His early years after college found him in sales for Prudential Insurance and Polsky’s Department Store in Akron, Ohio.   He then embarked on a career with Midas Muffler that would last 40 years. His success at Midas culminated with the proud ownership of his own shop for the final five years.


He married Marge, the love of his life, in 1954. In 1960, they moved to Mayfield, a suburb of Cleveland, where they would live for nearly 40 years.

George was an avid sports fan. It cannot be overstated how much he loved ALL sports. High school, college, and professional all captured his attention. He was the team manager of his high school basketball team who were State Champions his senior year.  His love for baseball found him & Marge attending a baseball double header the first day of their honeymoon!


George and Marge raised five children and were very active in the Mayfield school system and in many of the childrens’ activities, including: CYO Indian Guides, Cub Scout Packmaster, Boy Scout Troop Leader, and Mayfield High School Band Booster.  He ran the football band concession stand for five years and later presided over that organization as president. He loved to travel. In the early days, the family traveled and camped with a travel trailer pulled by many different station wagons over the years. Later, George and Marge traveled extensively across the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and China.

Retiring permanently to Florida in 1996, they spent a decade in Kings Point, Sun City Center.  In 2014 they moved to Freedom Plaza.


Always active in his church, the last 15 years were spent at Saint Anne’s Catholic Church in Ruskin, Florida. There he helped run the food pantry and served as an usher. He and Marge teamed up to run the funeral bereavement luncheons and the Christmas Gift Giving Tree Programs. Their service was recognized in June of 2019 when they received the Saint Jude the Apostle Award from the Diocese of St. Petersburg.


An avid gardener, he cultivated countless gardens of plants, cut flowers, tomatoes, peppers, beets and even a pineapple! George frequently shared his fresh picked strawberries, grapefruit, and his home-grown beets.   George frequently enjoyed a round of golf and he had a lifelong passion for fishing.  He fished Lake Erie for walleye and made several fishing trips to central Canada with Stephen, Carter, and John. He loved the time he spent deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico with numerous friends and family.


He was preceded in death by his son, Bobby, and brother, Gene.  George is survived by his wife Marge; sister Marilyn McDade, Eaton Ohio; daughter Linda Rouisse (John) The Villages, FL; son Steve Fultz (Grace) Johns Creek, GA; daughter Becky Roth (Stephen) Wauseon Ohio; son Vince Fultz (Laurie) Hilton Head SC; Grandchildren Victoria Burg (Jason); Kati Fischetti (Robbie); Jeanette Anderson (Dylan); Chelsea Roth; Carter Roth (Annie); Morgan Bobby Roth; and three great grandchildren, Andrew and William Burg and Penny Fischetti. George is also survived by many nieces and nephews.


George loved and relished his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  He was loved by neighbors and friends too countless to mention.

 A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Ruskin, Florida on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 12:00 Noon.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in George’s name to St. Anne Catholic Church Food Pantry, 106 11th Ave NE, Ruskin, FL  33570, or Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT  06851 

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Funeral Mass

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Friday, April 9, 2021
St Anne Catholic Church
106 11th Avenue NE
Rusking, Florida, United States
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