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Liverpool: Former Review editor succumbs to cancer

In 1993, Fulmer became managing editor of Eagle Newspapers, which then published more than a dozen suburban weeklies. In 1994, she was elected president of the statewide New York Press Association.

Her sister, Sally Eldred, had also worked as a reporter for The Review before becoming director of the Greater Liverpool Chamber of Commerce. More recently the two sisters worked together out of an office at the Gleason Mansion where they established Myredith Press, a desktop-publishing business, frounded after Fulmer left The Review in 1995.

One of the reasons for Fulmer's long service to the library was her lifelong interest in history and genealogy. She was a member of both the Liverpool Historical Society and the Historical Association of Greater Liverpool.

LPL board member since 1972

"We knew her condition was quite serious," said LPL Board President George Alessio. "Last Wednesday (May 7) we had it all set up that she would attend the board meeting from her home via video conferencing, but then we learned that she had been hospitalized."

During her tenure as LPL Board president the library suffered setbacks when voters defeated an expansion project and later rejected the 2003 budget.

"She didn't let us become discouraged," Alessio recalled. She always maintained a positive outlook, he said.

Although Fulmer's recent illnesses were serious, she hardly slowed down.

"Even though she was sick," noted LPL Board member Michelle Welcher, "she was still doing so much. She's been so much a part of that board for so long it's going to be hard to replace her."

Indeed, Fulmer joined the board in 1972. She served almost continuously until the present. LPL Executive Director Elizabeth Dailey praised the contributions Fulmer had made to the library over the years.

"She had very high standards," Dailey said. "She always wanted the staff to be the best they could be. She always made it a point, as a board member, to make sure that all of the community was being served."

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