Warren Fuller, who served on the West Orange Board of Education from 1996-2004, including serving as board president, died on July 31. He was 65 years old.

Fuller was awarded the Certified Board Leader designation from NJSBA’s Board Member Academy, and served as a group leader for NJSBA training conferences, helping to teach fellow board members.

In an article published on the internet site, TapInto West Orange, longtime friend and current West Orange board member Laura Lab praised Fuller. “Warren’s ability to grasp often complex and complicated issues and assist those who had the privilege of serving with him and many board members subsequently, was profoundly appreciated by members of the entire school community,” she said. “Many years after his children graduated and he no longer was a member of the board, Warren tried not to miss a football game, marching band half-time show, concert or high school play. He was a true advocate for West Orange, our children and our school district. My colleagues and Superintendent Rutzky, join me in sending heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”

Fuller was educated in the West Essex public schools, received a BA from Lehigh University, an MBA from Cornell University, and was a PhD candidate at Cornell. He shared his passion for government and politics by teaching students at Hobart & William Smith Colleges and Cornell University.

In addition to his school board service, he was active in the West Orange Community House; was a coach for several of his children’s teams; and volunteered at Camp Dudley.

He is survived by his children, Kate and Ryan; Brian and Michelle; granddaughters Addison and Olivia; his mother Audrey; brothers Scott and Barry; and partner Doree Kesselbrenner and family.

Memorial donations may be given to Camp Dudley, camper #9698 at https://campdudley.org/give-back/one-time-donation/ and the Morris Minute Men P.O. Box 192 Morris Plains, NJ 07950.

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