John
JOHN (Jack) FULLER John (Jack) Lawrence Fuller died June 5, 2008, after struggling with a brain tumor for two years. Born, September 5, 1937, to Anna and Raymond Fuller, in Indianapolis, IN, where he graduated from Sacred Heart High School. He moved to California where he graduated from the University of Long Beach and lived in Manhattan Beach, CA for 35 years. He served in the United States Army overseas until 1962 followed by a lifetime career at TWA. When he retired, he became an instructor pilot and enjoyed sailing to Catalina Island with his family. Surviving are his loving wife, Phyllis Mikels Fuller; daughter Aliyah F. Levin; son John Mikel Fuller; and grandson Jaden W. Levin, all of Manhattan Beach, CA; his brothers and sisters Robert Fuller of SC; Raymond Fuller of TN; Rosemary McCaul of MI; and Theresa Moorman of IN; and numerous nephews and nieces. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, July 5, 2008 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Indianapolis, IN with Father Riedman officiating.

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  1. I am one of Uncle Jack’s nephews from Indiana. I have very fond memories of Uncle Jack from the time I was a little boy when he flew into Brownsburg in his little 6 seater plane and got it stuck in the mud before taking off for a flight with me, my parents and grandparents all the way to the last family vacation we had before all us older kids moved on,as we drove out to California from Indiana in 1984. He made many trips to Indiana to visit us ‘Hoosiers’. I remember over the last couple of years wehen he came to Ind, all he talked about was taking in the game of golf and he was able to play in the family outing last fall. Uncle Jack, you will be missed dearly as you were always a California Sunshine that gave us Hooisers some bright beams that shined among all of your nieces and nephews. Chris (Raymonds son).

  2. God Bless you and your family. Jack and I worked together at TWA at Indianapolis Intl Airport Jack always had a great smile. Harry

  3. So sorry about Jack’s passing. God Bless you all. Jack and I worked the midnight shift at TWA Plant Maintenance at LAX. We carpooled together.and we were friends. Jack loved flying and now he flys with Angles. “Jack”, Don’t think that I forgotten the flying lesson that you owe me. If you don’t mind. too much, I would like to wait awhile longer before taking that lesson. God keep you near. Jim

  4. Jack was a good friend. We worked at TWA for many years. Always quick with a joke and eager to lend a hand if you needed it. He will be missed. My heart felt sympathy to Jack’s wife and many family members … God Bless you Jack.

  5. Our heartfelt sympathy to Phylis and family. I worked with Jack at TWA for a few years on the ramp. We also played beach volleyball when our kids were small. Attended many TWA functions and family gatherings where Jack was always cutting up. Always had a smile on his face and was good at telling stories.

  6. John and I worked together at TWA on the night shift as both aircraft and plant maintenance mechanics. We use to go to the company dances at the LAX hotels back in the 70’s, partied hardy, and then called in sick for work that night. We use to compare notes when we both taught aircraft mechanics back in the 80’s. I remember him telling stories about his Asian pilot students, and he told many sailing stories. I will never forget John’s humor and the fun he shared with us. I will miss him…..

  7. We are sorry to hear about Jack’s passing. I’ve been trying to get in touch with both you & Phyllis and was not able to find you. I heard of Jack’s passing through the Indianapolis Star. Jack & I had several memories in the locker room with belt fights at TWA. John Mikel, do you remember when I caught you and Robbie skinny dipping at noon in the lake in Bridgeport, IN? (Robbie was killed in a motorcycle accident 2 months ago.) I hope we will hear from you soon and May God Bless your family during this stressful time.

  8. I was stationed in both San Diego and Long Beach (1982-1988), CA while serving in the U.S. Navy and remember the weekend trips up the coast by Greyhound to get away from the military grind. I’m sure Jack enjoyed not only the day cruise aboard the Battleship New Jersey (1988), but a four day cruise from Seattle back to Long Beach with his brother (James, my father) (1986) aboard this battle wagon almost 22 years ago. Also while in California (1988) I was given the opportunity of a Goodyear blimp ride, and although just inviting Jack for the ride, he worked his magic…the pilot of the blimp gave control of the rudder up to Jack! Distant memories, but never more than a phone call away to reminisce…God speed!

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