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John Robert Fowler


1929 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
John Robert Fowler Obituary
John Robert Fowler John Robert Fowler was born to Jerry Raymond Fowler and Olive Gertrude Wood Fowler on December 19, 1929. After growing up on their Oklahoma farm, he attended Vanderbilt University, where he met his wife of 63 years, Mary Anne (Robin) Robinson. They married two days after graduation, on June 12, 1951. John then served in the Navy for 4 years. Afterwards, he attended Georgia Tech and earned his Masters degree. He worked as an mechanical engineer at TRW and Hughes on projects including vibration testing on missiles, the lunar landing module, and satellites. He and Robin lived in Hawthorne, CA for 45 years, where they raised their three children. They moved to Thousand Oaks in 2001 where he was active in Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, the local woodworking club and CRPD sports. John served in many capacities at Calvary Presbyterian Church for over 40 years and served 12 years as a board member of the Centinela Valley Union High School District. He took the family camping and hiking, built furniture, served as a Little League umpire and Boy Scout troop leader, repaired cars and rode dirt bikes with the teenagers, and enjoyed traveling the world with Robin. John is survived by his three children, John, Jr. (Dianne), Tom (Karen), and Anne Ozello (Frank, Jr.); eleven grandchildren, Amy Fowler (James Askew), Sarah Peterson (Dane), Elaine Darling, John III (Maria), Tom, Debby Bauman (Michael), Julia Ozello, Kelly Ozello, Frank Ozello III, Marion, and Patricia; and several great-grandchildren and his sister, Patsy Fowler. John died at age 88 on October 7. A service to celebrate his life will be held November 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Presbyterian Church (13560 Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90250). Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Nov. 4, 2018
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