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David Henry Fowler


1924 - 2017
David Henry Fowler Obituary


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 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 bachelors 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 in the 1960s. 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, step-sons 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 . To leave an online condolence please visit www.holmes-watkinsfuneralhomes.com


Published in The Hartford Courant on July 9, 2017
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