owned Foster’s in Fulton
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. He owned and operated Foster’s in Fulton for 38 years. He 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. He had attended Oswego State.
An Army veteran, he served in Japan. He was a charter member of Beaver Meadows Country Club.
He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Anne Chapman, who died Oct. 25, 2008, and by two sisters, Helen Arnold and Marjorie Moore.
Surviving are two sons, 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; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fulton. Spring Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours were held Sunday at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.
Contributions may be made to the John Foster Burden Fund, 299 East River Road, Oswego, 13126.