Timothy H. Fowler

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HOLYOKE - Timothy H. Fowler, 88, formerly of South Hadley, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke.

He was a graduate of the former Classical High School of Springfield, and Yale University. He served as sergeant with the 580th Field Artillery Battalion in the European theatre of World War II. Married in 1949 to Eleanor Davies of Clinton, Iowa.

He worked for U.S. Envelope in Indianapolis, Indiana, for nine years, and then for Hampden Papers in Holyoke, in several positions until his retirement in 1988 as vice president of manufacturing.

He was an active member and past president of the Holyoke Lions Club for over 40 years. He was one of the first members of the South Hadley Personnel Board, served 25 years as Clerk of Fire District #2, was town moderator for 15 years, and a Town Meeting Member for over 40 years. Mr. Fowler was a member of the Conservation Commission, the University of Massachusetts Extension Board of Public Overseers, and a past president of the Massachusetts Forestry Association. In 1988 he received the South Hadley Lions Club Citizen of the Year award. Mr. Fowler was a long time member and deacon of Center Church in South Hadley.

He was preceded in death by his wife Eleanor (Davies) Fowler and two brothers, Frank N. Fowler and Ralph C. Fowler.

He is survived by three children, Rebecca (John) Abbott of Thiensville, Wisconsin, Diana Fowler (Rob Thorn) of Columbus, Ohio, and Timothy N. Fowler of Seattle, Washington, five grandchildren and nephew Robert K. (Susana) Fowler of Northampton.

A calling hour will be Sunday, Aug. 24, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Beers and Story South Hadley Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held the same day at 3 p.m. at Center Church in South Hadley. Visit www.beersandstory.com for more information.

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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on July 26, 2014
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