Timothy J. Fowler, 69

Timothy Fowler

Timothy Fowler

PORTLAND — Timothy John Fowler, 69, of Ft. Washington, Md., formerly of Portland, died unexpectedly on April 20, 2013, in Bladensburg, Md.

He was born in Portland, the son of Chester and Barbara (Reagan) Fowler. Timothy attended local schools and was a graduate of Portland High School.

Following high school, Timothy joined the Navy. Over the next two decades, Tim made a career in the Navy. He was awarded a Combat Action Ribbon for his service in the Vietnam War, Vietnam Campaign Medal with six Bronze Stars and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Antarctic Service Medal with Wintered Over Clasp, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and several other awards and ribbons. His military career allowed Timothy an opportunity to see many locations throughout the world.

He retired and lived in Maryland, where he continued to work as a military bus driver.

Timothy will mostly be remembered as a kindhearted man who enjoyed talking with people. He loved telling “tall tales” to his family and never missed an opportunity to meet someone new.

He was predeceased by his parents; a son, Timothy Jr. in 1975; and a brother, William “Billy” Fowler in 1981.

Tim is survived by his wife, Bernice Fowler of Ft. Washington, Md.; two daughters, Laurie J. Hargreaves of Raymond and Teresa L. Lawlor of Raymond; a son, Timothy J. Townsend of Harrison; a sister, Nancy Foshay of Scarborough; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two nephews and four nieces.

Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2013, at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A 12 p.m. service followed the visitation. Burial with military rites was held at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ctcrawford.com

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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