Robert M. Fowle

Robert M. Fowle

LANCASTER: Robert M. Fowle, age 93, of Lancaster died October 7, 2013 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, born October 5, 1920 in Columbus.

Preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Ruth McDowell Fowle; wife, Mary Daugherty Fowle; son, Charles; infant daughter, Mary; brother, Arthur Jr.; and sister, Miriam Near.

Survived by children, Tony, Susan (Glenn) Opalenik, Mary Agnes (Dan) Murphy, David, Edward (Tris Oliver), Ruth (Craig) Cuckler; 22 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was a retired High School teacher of 39 years and a renowned coach of most sports for 68 years. His notable accomplishments include the induction into the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame, five state championships, which include one high school basketball at St. Aloysius and four state championships for high school track at Wehrle. He was a gifted coach that mentored many athletes. He felt that his greatest accomplishment was being a father and the love of his life was his wife of 51 years, Mary. We take comfort that he is with her again.

Family will receive friends Thursday 2-4 and 6-8pm at the MAEDER-QUINT-TIBERI Funeral Home, 1068 S. High St., Columbus, Ohio (614) 444-1185. Mass of Christian Burial 11am Friday at St. Leo Church, 221 Hanford St. Burial St. Joseph Cemetery. To view and sign the on-line register, visit

Funeral Home

Maeder-Quint-Tiberi Funeral Home
1068 South High Street Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 444-1185

Published in the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2013