Funeral services for John Fulciniti will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at New Life Church in Gillette, Wyoming; interment to follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Gillette Memorial Chapel.
John R. Fulciniti Jr. was born July 12, 1957, in Buffalo, New York, to John R. Fulciniti Sr. and Faith Gorum (Ed) Harrington. John attended Clearlake High School, as well as classes at San Jacinto College, while he also took Navy Sea Cadet classes. John graduated from Clearlake High School in 1975.
John started working with his father at the age of 13. While in Texas, he worked for Misher Air Co., and for Jack Tillman and Associates. In late 1977, he moved to Gillette and in 1979, went to work for AMAX Coal for several years. Following that he began a long career in Heating/Refrigeration working for Decker’s Food Center in Gillette and Sundance, including Bazel’s Diner.
John then started his own business, John’s Refrigeration. He fixed many campers, tractors, and vehicles for local ranchers and he built up quite the clientele.
In 2003, Ralph Johnson offered John a job with Johnson Controls, Inc., where he worked until April 3, 2018, when he was diagnosed with stage-4 cancer.
John had many contracts in the Gillette, Newcastle, Buffalo, Sheridan, and Montana areas. He enjoyed working on everything from boilers at the Waste Water Treatment Plant to First Interstate Bank, several local hotels, Campbell County Airport, School Districts, and all the way to Sydney, Montana, putting chillers in. He absolutely loved everyone he worked with at Johnson Controls.
In 1980, John Married Tianna Vechank. They later divorced. From that union, he had four children, Gianna (Guy) Fullerton of Newcastle, Wyoming; Anthony (Amonie) Fulciniti of Pine Haven, Wyoming; Derrick Fulciniti of Newcastle, Wyoming; K’la (Shawn) Davis of Moorcroft, Wyoming; and bonus daughter Heather (Justin) Taylor of Moorcroft, Wyoming.
In late 1998, John would meet the love of his life, Dawn Guentzel Tibbetts. They were joined in marriage at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gillette, Wyoming, July 1, 2000. They just recently celebrated 19 years of marriage. Through this union, John raised three more bonus daughters, Brooke (Tiffany) Wright Tibbetts of Omaha, Nebraska; Amber (Jeff) Cotney, Gillette, Wyoming; and Brittany Miller, Georgetown Idaho. John was blessed with 16 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.