Scott Redmond Fulton passed away peacefully at his home in Bridgeport, New York, on Friday, May 1. He was 65 years old. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Clare Kendall Fulton and Velma Redmond Fulton.
Scott was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, on December 13, 1954, the youngest of four brothers. His father’s career with General Electric would take the family to Hendersonville, North Carolina, in 1956, and then to Syracuse, New York, in 1958.
It was at the family farm in Hendersonville where Scott developed what would become a lifelong love for animals and nature. He was at his happiest and most carefree when herding chickens and playing with Heidi, the family dog and his most trusted companion. In Syracuse, it was the family cat, Blacky, who became the first in a long line of felines who would find their way into Scott’s orbit. Over the years, Scott became a master rescuer of both domestic and feral cats. He is survived by one of each: Petey and Jeri.
Scott attended school through the West Genesee district in Syracuse and followed through in the Northern Highlands Regional school district after the family moved to Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, in 1970.
Upon completion of his educational pursuits, Scott helped satisfy his wanderlust by working for construction companies around the country. He had a special affinity for the state of Maine, where his father grew up, and for the West, which he called home for many years.
Scott completed a course in Golf Course Maintenance and subsequently fell under the spell of the game. He placed in the Top 10 in a Utah state amateur tournament and spent many fulfilling years working and playing the courses there and throughout Arizona. When his mother and father moved to Sun City, Arizona, Scott was there to provide companionship care and support.
He liked classic rock bands — especially the guitar players — and was a staunch rock ‘n’ roller with a notable album collection of Frank Zappa and Vincent Furnier, better known as Alice Cooper. Vince lived in Phoenix and was also an avid golfer. Scott loved to tell the story of meeting up with Vince on the links where they’d talk up one fine story after another.
Scott’s distinct appreciation for the natural world was epitomized by the countless camping and hiking trips he took in the rugged mountains of Utah, Colorado and Arizona. He chronicled these expeditions with photographs and in them he was always smiling.
He enjoyed cooking and especially barbecuing. He enjoyed visits with his brother Doug at home in Bridgeport. In early spring, he brought plants and seeds to put in the ground around the property, many of which are now in bloom.
Scott is survived by his brother Bruce Edward Fulton and wife, Chan, of Seattle, Washington; his brother Douglas Clare Fulton and wife, Debbie, of Bridgeport, New York; his brother Thomas Lloyd Fulton and wife, Annie, of Brevard, North Carolina; nieces and nephews Edward Fulton and Andrew Fulton of Seattle, Washington; Emily Jane Fulton Caldarelli and husband, Adam, of Buffalo, New York; Matthew Clare Fulton and wife, Angela, of Bridgeport, New York; Alexander Gallant Fulton and Mark Gallant Fulton of White Plains, New York, and many wonderful friends and neighbors. Special thanks go to Doug and Debbie Fulton for their unfailing desire to assist Scott as his health declined.
Family services will remain private.
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