It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Stephen “Steve” Linton Fuller. Born May 23, 1968, in Columbus, Ohio, Steve passed in Seattle, Washington, on March 25, 2022. He leaves behind his daughters, Anna and Sophia, and their mother, Katharine, his brother, Michael, and his family, and his parents, David and Mary Ann. Steve graduated from Medina High School in 1986 before participating in the Rotary Student Exchange Program from ’86 to ’87 where he lived in Sweden for a year. He then studied at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, class of 1991, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International/Global Studies. He was a 4-year member of the Miami University Glee Club. After undergrad, he worked with AEISEC and participated in an International Internship in St. Julians, Malta from ’91 to ’93. He continued to travel and even lived in Costa Rica for a few years with his then-wife, Katharine. His eldest daughter, Anna, was born in July ’98 while they lived in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Shortly after her birth, Steve enrolled in a Master of Fine Arts program at Savannah College of Art and Design, graduating in 2000. He and his family moved to Seattle in May 2000 and Sophia was born in 2003. Steve joined the Rotary Club of West Seattle and served as Rotary International Chair from 2006 to 2010. He proudly became a 4th generation Rotary Club President in 2010. In December 2011, he led a group to Nepal, serving as the Team Leader for the Rotary Group Study Exchange. Steve traveled to 40 different countries and lived in at least 6 different states, collecting friends along the way. He was an accomplished artist and collector of paintings, sculptures and antiques. Steve enjoyed being in nature, cooking and entertaining, camping, and sailing the Puget Sound. There is a Steve-shaped hole in our hearts that cannot be filled. He will be deeply missed. A Memorial Service is planned for late May. Details will be provided here at later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the West Seattle Rotary Club in honor of Steve. A link to donate will be provided on the website below.
We want to express our deepest thanks to all who have helped us mourn the loss of our dad, Steve. He was a father, a son, a brother, a neighbor, a friend, an acquaintance, someone to laugh and have a good time with, you name it - that's who Dad was. Hearing stories about our father from his family and friends, located all around the world, has helped us begin to heal our broken hearts. We know this is a big loss for many and look forward to celebrating our father's life and legacy with you all.
Our intent is for Dad's service to be a celebration of his life - which he lived to the fullest. We ask that people wear something that exudes how our father lived his - in fashion and fun. Please come in color, dressed to party, laugh, love, and, only occasionally, cry. For those unable to attend in person, we invite you to attend remotely using a streaming link which will be provided on the date of service.
Anna and Sophia
Save the Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022
Beginning 3:00 pm Pacific Time
9140 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136
Reception, with food and drink:
Salty's on Alki - Alki Room
Beginning 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Pacific Time
1936 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126
Rotary Club of West Seattle
6523 California Avenue SW Box 315, Seattle WA 98136