NEWPORT NEWS - Bruce Fowler, aged 78, passed away peacefully on Oct. 10, 2013. He was a man of few but carefully chosen words. He loved his family and friends, and was always quick to laugh at a good joke (as well as many puns that were not so good). He was a proud graduate of VMI and earned an MBA from W&M. He is survived by his wife Anne and his brother Robert; by his children Richard (Ginny), David (Tay), Nancy (Sue), and Robert (Amy); and by his grandchildren Michelle, Parker, Tolsen, Morgan and Anna. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Daisy, and by his grandson Daniel. Bruce retired as the Vice President of Information Technology at LFCU where he had worked for 15 years. He had also retired from NASA, where he helped develop the heat shield for the space shuttle before moving to the budget office and IT management. Bruce also worked as a nuclear test engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding where he helped test the reactors during construction of the USS Enterprise. He enjoyed sailing, whether racing around Hampton Roads or cruising up and down the Bay. He enjoyed relaxing at the family cottage "Cricket" on the Piankatank River in Mathews County. And he enjoyed watching his children grow up to become successful and happy adults. He was a past president of the Peninsula Crime Line, a past treasurer of the Hampton Yacht Club, and was an active member of the Hampton Roads German Club and the Tidewater Genealogical Society. A service will be held to honor and celebrate his life at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church at 2:00pm on Sunday, Oct.20. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his name to the St. Andrew's Church Kitchen Fund or
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Published in Daily Press from Oct. 16 to Oct. 19, 2013