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September 18, 2018

Fosters Funeral Home

William J. Chapman, 85


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.

William J. Chapman

William J. Chapman

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.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the John Foster Burden Fund, 299 East River Road, Oswego, 13126.

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7 Responses “William J. Chapman, 85”

  1. March 2, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Condolences go out to the Arnold family. We are thinking of you all.

  2. March 2, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Bill and Anne were wonderful neighbors. We had a lot of laughs throughout the years. With the passing of our Dad this past Christmastime and Bill, the old neighbors have almost all passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with Billy and Jimmy.

  3. Arlene Sikes Okoniewski
    March 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Dear Chapman Families,
    Your dad was a wonderful man to whom the City of Fulton owes many thanks. He will long be remembered by Fultonians for his civic leadership as well as his kind and pleasant manner while working to serve the public at his business, Fosters. He “made our day” many times over with something as simple as serving a cup of coffee. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    ~
    Arlene Sikes Okoniewski,
    Casselberry, Florida

  4. Tom Walpole
    March 3, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Billy, My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  5. jay terry
    March 3, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Remember rushing downtown after school to Foster’s to watch the World Series and grab a coke and a headlight! Fond memories of his place and all the other nice people that worked there. RIP and condolences to the family!

  6. john crandall
    March 4, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    BILL AND JIM, SO SORRY TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF YOUR DAD. YOU IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. JOHN CRANDALL

  7. JACKIE AND CHUCK WINTERHALT
    March 4, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    SO SORRY THAT YOUR DAD PASSED I ENJOYED KNOWING AND VISITING HIM AT ST LUKES. HE TRULY IS AT PEACE NOW.HIS STRENGTH IS SOMETHING I’LL NEVER FOGET. CHUCK AND JACKIE

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