Barbara A. ‘Bobbie’ Fultz, 79

OSWEGO, NY – Barbara A. “Bobbie” Fultz, 79, a resident of State Route 104, Oswego passed away Friday January 4, 2013, at St. Luke Health Services after a period of declining health and illness.

Very special thanks and appreciation to St. Luke’s staff for its compassionate care of Bobbie these last months.

Barbara A.  ‘Bobbie’ Fultz
Barbara A. ‘Bobbie’ Fultz

Bobbie was born on March 26, 1933, in Manhattan, NY, the only daughter of the late Stephen and Anna (Hracho) Szabo.

She graduated from high school and worked for a number of years as a secretary for a variety of employers in Manhattan, and the Rockefeller Center area.

She met her husband, Jack, one New Year’s Eve and a little more than a year later they were married, eventually moving to Oswego and raising their family.

Bobbie left city life and embraced many new interests including gardening and songbirds, sewing, and baking, filling her family home over the years with flowers, handmade gifts and delicious treats.

Bobbie will always be remembered for her sense of humor and fun in family life, including many good laughs with her grandchildren while playing card and board games.

Bobbie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She leaves behind her devoted husband of nearly 50 years, John R. “Jack” Fultz.

Bobbie is also survived by her daughter, Karen (Gene) Schulze of Apex, North Carolina, and their children, her beloved granddaughters, Christine, a college student in Wilmington, NC, and Stephanie and Angela of Apex; her sisters-in-law, Linda Szabo, Theresa Fultz and Olive Fultz; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Bobbie was predeceased by her brother, Stephen; and her youngest daughter, Lisa, who tragically died in a car accident in 1984 at the age of 18. While Bobbie’s family grieves their loss, they draw comfort in the thought of Bobbie reuniting with Lisa in God’s presence.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary’s Church in Oswego.

Spring burial will be in Rural Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.

Flowers are appreciated, or a donation may be made to St. Luke Health Services, 299 E. River Road, or St. Mary’s Church, 103 W. Seventh St. Oswego, NY 13126.

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