Douglas (Doug) Allen Fuller
June 14 1951 - September 25 2017 - Age 66
Obituary

Doug Fuller left this world on Monday, September 25th, 2017. He couldn't stand to read the President's tweets anymore- and was so opposed to them, that he refused to remain on the same planet.

The truth is, he couldn't stand to be without his darling wife, Sharon, for another second. She died this past June on his 66th birthday, and it was the longest they'd ever been apart, since they met. It proved to be too long to bear, and although we are heartbroken, we are happy that the greatest couple of modern times is back together where they belong.

He leaves behind three adoring -though likely to roll their eyes at his puns- children, a popular YouTube channel on basic electricity, many voiceovers that appear in places nearly as recognizable as all of Morgan Freeman's, a new drone, and lots of tools and unfinished projects for his children to tackle in the coming years. For example, he still hasn't finished that damn rock wall on his cottage in Michigan. So, thanks Dad. Guess we will get on that without your expertise, somehow.

Doug was not a shellfish kind of guy. He also didn't care for sushi, eggs, mayonnaise, or salad dressing. Dad was not a fan of the company Apple, always choosing to be loyal to Microsoft, no matter how much his children protested. And apparently with good reason. We got him to finally buy an iPhone just a couple months ago, and look what happened.

You could say Doug appreciated mushrooms. No, not that kind. I'm saying he was a "fungi". He once drove around the country with his best friend, Matt Cook, in a van that said “Don't laugh your daughter may be inside.” He had plans to do another road-trip in the future, with a van reading “Don't laugh, your grandma might be inside.”

Doug devoted his life to his offspring. He volunteered to coach their sports' teams, much to their horror, coached their Odyssey of the Mind teams, read them books, and forced them to listen to numerous tales about his great-uncle, Mike Lynch. (Mike Lynch was a minor league baseball player, or something. He got in fist fights, drank a lot, and basically wreaked havoc in the minor leagues. Dad wrote a “book” about Mike Lynch, if you'd like to know more.)

He may have had a less than average life span, but he lived a much more than average life. He had few regrets- but they included, not meeting Sharon sooner, building a solstice wreath out of an old toilet seat and getting made fun of by his children, and getting cancer, because the chemotherapy made all his hair fall out, resulting in him no longer needing to get haircuts, and therefore no longer being able to reply “No, I got them all cut!” to comments such as “Oh hey, you got your hair cut!”

As Doug always said, “Life sucks, and then you die.” Of course, he would be the first to tell you, his life didn't suck at all. He loved it. He loved fixing old cars, going on walks in the Michigan woods with his wife, reading anything he could get his hands on, talking about Mike Lynch, basic electricity, and the Oakland A's.

His daughters Crissie & Kelsey would like to express their sincere condolences to all who did not have him as a father. His son Elliott would like to express his sincere condolences to every single person in the world that never met Doug Fuller. He improved the life of everyone he encountered. We'd like to end by pointing out that Dad is choosing cremation over traditional burial... this shows, of course, that he is thinking outside the box, as usual.

Places
Saddle River, NJ (current)
Eugene, OR (birthplace)
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Steve Blume
10/12/2017
I'm so sorry to hear this news. I've known Doug for several years. Aside from his great personality, giving of himself, and all-around pro, Doug had two special gifts or talents that I'll always remember; first his spectacular voice in training videos, and second, his ability to explain complex things in simple to understand terms. Doug was a true course developer and instructor who loved what he did. I'll miss this great person. Happy to know the two of them are together again!
Sally Elliott
10/3/2017
Doug was one of the best sons-in-law that a mother-in-law could have. He brought his family to our house for dinner every Sunday evening while our grandchildren were growing up. He and Sharon raised three remarkable kids and he cared for our daughter with great devotion throughout their live together. Thank you Doug
Linda Karaffa
10/2/2017
Dougs obituary was as delightful and warm as Sharon's memorial service , this past July. You learned great things from those people, your parents. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Susan Borenstein
10/2/2017
He was wonderful and now he is with Sharon as it should be. Love y'all.
Auntie J
10/2/2017
this is the best. you are the best. doug is the best. we who know any and/or all of you are better than we would be if we didn't.