FULTON, NY – William J. Chapman, 85 of Fulton died Thursday March 1, 2012, at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego.
Born in Fulton, he was a life resident.
Bill owned and operated Foster’s in Fulton for 38 years.
Bill had partnered with Dick Bergan and Leo Greco to form BCG Development Corporation, which helped to develop the downtown area of Fulton.
He was a communicant of Holy Family Church in Fulton.
He had attended Oswego State.
An Army veteran, Bill served in Japan.
Bill was a charter member of Beaver Meadows Country Club.
He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Anne Chapman, who died October 25, 2008; and by two sisters, Helen Arnold and Marjorie Moore.
Surviving: two sons, and William (Debora) Chapman of Ogdensburg and James (Barbara) Chapman of Syracuse; five grandchildren, Katielynn (Brian) Canale, Patrick, James, Natalie and William Chapman; a great-granddaughter, Anna Elizabeth Canale; several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 309 Buffalo St., Fulton.
Spring Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.
Calling hours will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.