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Robert W. Fowler, Sr.

March 21, 1931 ~ November 10, 2021 (age 90)


Be faithful in the small things. It is in them that your strength lies. Be kind, work hard, stay humble, smile often, stay loyal, be honest, and love always! Robert W. Fowler, Sr. was a generous, good-hearted, and dedicated family man who gave his soul to God, his heart to his family, and his days to things he loved the most. Bob loved his sweets, his sports, and the seaside beach. On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, Mr. Fowler’s 90 year-long road had risen to meet him. With the wind at his back, the tide had slipped away from the beach’s sand and God holds him in the palm of his hand.

Mr. Fowler was born in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia during the early spring of 1931. Bob served in the United States Navy on Whidbey Island.

Bob held his faith dear and had been a long-time and active parishioner of St. Joseph The Worker Parish, St. Aloysius Church in Oaklyn where he generously donated his time to his Church, serving as an usher, lector, sacristan, and choir member. During his early years, Bob had coached Oaklyn girls softball. He had been a member of the Santa Maria Knights of Columbus, council 1443 in Haddonfield where he was very active in the Pro-Life movement. At home, Bob cheered on our Phillies, Flyers, and Eagles. Friday nights were homemade pizza and his summer days were filled with the Seaside Heights beach, boating, fishing, and crabbing.

Sometimes, no matter how much faith we have, we lose those we love. But, you never forget them and, it's those memories that give us the strength to go on. Mr. Fowler leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 67 years, Joan (nee Brand) Fowler and his children; Joanne & her late husband Michael Toriello, Mary & her husband Michael Earle, Robert W. & his wife Tracy Fowler, Jr., Paul Fowler, Kathleen Fowler, John & his wife Carrie Fowler and Gregory & his wife Marilyn Fowler. Bob is the proud grandfather of 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He is also survived and will be sadly missed by his sister Anne Fowler and was pre-deceased by his brother, the late Francis Fowler.

Relatives, friends, neighbors, and parishioners are invited to gather with the Fowler family. We’ll be recalling old fishing stories, talking ‘bout the birds, and reflecting in prayer on Tuesday morning between 10:00 am and 11:00 am at St. Joseph The Worker Parish, St. Aloysius Church 37 W. Haddon Ave. Oaklyn where we will celebrate Mr. Fowler’s life in faith in a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. A graveside tribute including United States Navy military honors will immediately follow at New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Browning Rd. Bellmawr. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society LLS - New Jersey 14 Commerce Dr. Ste. 301 Cranford, NJ 07016

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Gathering of Family and Friends
November 16, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Aloysius Church 37 W. Haddon Ave, St. Joseph The Worker Parish

Mass of Christian Burial
November 16, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Aloysius Church 37 W. Haddon Ave, St. Joseph The Worker Parish

Graveside Tribute
November 16, 2021

12:15 PM to 12:30 PM
New St. Mary's Cemetery
515 W. Browning Road
Bellmawr, NJ

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