Joseph M. Fowler of White Lake, NY, formerly of Walden, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2021, at home surrounded by family. He was 88.
The son of the late C. Fred Fowler and Ethel Clineman Fowler, he was born June 19, 1932 in Goshen, NY.
After attending Hope College (B.S. Physics) and Louisiana State University, he and family returned to Walden where he assumed leadership of Walden Insuring Agency from his father. He earned a M.S. in Physics from the State University of New York, New Paltz and worked towards a Ph.D. in Physics from New York University. The business was sold in 1985 and he enjoyed a second career teaching physics at the Brunswick School in Greenwich, CT.
In retirement, he moved to White Lake, NY.
He was a member of the Walden Reformed Church, the Bethel Presbyterian Church, the Walden Rotary Club, the Bethel Lyons Club, the Josephine-Louise Public Library Board, the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library Board, and Board of the Delaware Highlands Land Trust amongst many other public service commitments.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 67 years, Bernice, daughter Aleta (David), son Nicholas (Sheila), daughter Jane (Denise), and son Timothy (Suzanne); grandchildren Laura (Nicholas), Mary (Sean), Garrett, and Eli; and great-grandchildren Madelyn, Andrew, Danielle, and Kylie.
Cremation and services will take place privately.