My Grandfather, Fred Fowler Sr., passed this last Tuesday AM. He loved machining & engineering, even made his own steam locomotives. He had a damn good run, and will be missed.
Fred Fowler III
I include Mr. Fowlers obituary below:
Fred V. Fowler, age 101, beloved husband of the late Priscilla Coffin Fowler, passed away on December 13, 2005, after a brief illness. In1946, Mr. Fowler founded the Fred V. Fowler Co., now operated in Auburndale, MA by his son Fred V. Fowler, Jr. Mr. Fowler has resided in Grantham, NH since 1980. Mr. Fowler was born in Mexico and subsequently moved to St. Louis, MO, where he attended Washington University, School of Engineering. Formerly a resident of West Newton and Boston MA, Mr. Fowler was renowned as both engineer and entrepreneur. He owned and operated diverse companies throughout New England including, manufacturing firms, camera stores, jewelry stores and a mail order firm..such noted stores as Holmberg & Douglas on Newbury St. and Crimson Camera in Harvard Square were operated by Mr. Fowler and his last enterprise was the New England Brass Model Works, which he operated through his 90th year. Mr. Fowler was an ardent hobbiest, and accomplished expert in the fields of astronomy, photography, gemology, ancient Greek & Roman coins, and model railroading. Father of four children, Fred V. Fowler, Jr. of Wayland, MA, Carolyn C. Cummings of Winchester, MA, Susan F. Apsey of Grantham, NH and Richard Fowler of Natick, MA. He is also survived by his sister Alicia Coakley, 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. A Memorial Service is being planned for the spring in Grantham, NH. Chadwick Funeral Service 235 Main St.P.O. Box 68 New London, NH 03257 603-526-6442
Published in the Boston Globe on 12/16/2005.