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1924 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Professor Emeritus David Henry Fowler (92) of Manchester, CT, beloved husband of the late Lois Josephs Fowler, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. David was born in West Barrington, Rhode Island on September 28, 1924, son of the late Henry and Dorothy Fowler. After volunteering for service in the Army, David served in the European Expeditionary Force in France as an engineering specialist. After the war, he completed his bachelor's degree at Oberlin College and had a career in journalism that included working on staff at the Hartford Courant. In 1959 David came to Carnegie Mellon University, then Carnegie Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in history from Yale University in 1963 and he then spent the rest of his career at Carnegie Mellon. Dr. Fowler was the acting head of the department for several periods. He taught courses relating to minorities in American history, the American Presidency, the development of American Society, business history and advertising, and the American Constitution. In addition, David was active in numerous scholarly and social organizations both on and off of the campus. David is survived by his daughter, Denise (Doug) Berczik; stepsons, Daniel (Nadine) and David (Wendy) Josephs; his grandchildren, Nicole Bornhorst, Jason Napolitano, and Amanda Napolitano; four great-grandchildren; his sister, Ann Wahl; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his wife, David was predeceased by a brother and two sisters; his son, Henry "Mark" Fowler; his daughter, Laurel Lindley; and his grandson, Eric Berczik. A private ceremony will be held for David in Pittsburgh, PA where he will be laid to rest next to his wife. Contributions may be made to the .
Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on July 11, 2017
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