HANGING ART – Raven Shaw hangs up art at her booth for the Sitka Artisans Market this afternoon at Harrigan Centennial Hall. Her business, Raven's Random, sells original art stickers and prints. The market opens tonight and runs through Sunday. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Memorial Set Nov. 23 For Thomas A. Fuller

Thomas A. Fuller

Memorial services for Thomas Andrew Fuller will be held 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Salvation Army.
Tom died here on Nov. 1. He was 59.
He was born on Nov. 30, 1959, in Olympia, Washington, the youngest of nine children born to Charlotte and James Fuller.
He grew up in a neighborhood  dubbed “the little Vatican” because most of the families were Catholic, and his family lived two blocks from the church.
Being the youngest of the family, Tom was spoiled but so loved! He was fun loving and had a never-ending smile on his face. He never knew what a stranger was – only a friend he hadn’t met yet.
He certainly had the gift of gab and could talk for days.  Tom was a dreamer with a big spirit yet always willing to help others. He will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a good man and loving father, and will be deeply missed.
Tom attended the Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education,  in Piney Point, Maryland, the biggest training facility for deep sea merchant seafarers and inland waterways boatmen in America. After graduating, he worked on tugboats on the Mississippi River.
He eventually made his way to Alaska in the early 1980s, where he worked as a longliner for many years on various boats all over Alaska.  He was a member of the Deep Sea Fisherman’s Union.
Tom is survived by his daughter Karly Fuller of Juneau, (mother, Lisa Bergey Sitka); sisters, Marye Jorgenson of Medical Lake, Washington, Elizabeth Bergh of Tenino, Washington, Bridget Fuller of Olympia, Washington, and Nancy Merzoian of Costa Mesa, California; brother Joe Fuller of Olympia, Washington; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, David, Marty and James. 

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