George Deforest Fowler dies at age 68


Make text smaller Make text larger





MILFORD, PA / SOUTH HERO, VT — George Deforest Fowler passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. He was 68.

Son of the late Deforest George Fowler and the late Gertrude McMullin Fowler, he was born in Auburn, N.Y., on Jan. 2, 1949.

What we will always remember about George is the way when he laughed, his whole body would shake. It felt that he was welcoming you directly into that great big heart of his. Active in his church, and countless other organizations and causes, George's understanding of the term "civic duty" was matched by few and respected by many. He served his community throughout his career. He held numerous positions for Weller Mountain Fish and Game Club, the South Hero Congregational Church, the Lake Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce, the Islands Ice Fishing Derby Committee, and Island Arts. He also proudly owned and diligently ran The Islander newspaper for more than 30 years.

George will be remembered for his passion and respect for the outdoors. His legacy lives on through the family he loved, the many friends he laughed with, and the earth he cherished and enriched. His sons, siblings, extended family, and dear friends will miss George tremendously, but will carry him close — always.

He is survived by his sons, George of Ithaca, N.Y., Jason of Boulder, Colo.; brother, David of Boca Raton, Fla.; sister, Margaret of Reno, Nevada; 5 granddaughters and 4 nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his fiancée, Renee Hoover.

Donations in George's name may be made to the South Hero Congregational Church, 24 South St., South Hero, VT 05486; or to Island Arts, PO Box 108, North Hero, VT 05474.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date.



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

How to make egg nog, safely
Homemade eggnog may be a holiday tradition, but it can also be a source of holiday illness if prepared with raw eggs. Even if the eggs are clean and the shells are unbroken,...
Read more »
Image

Triversity plans Winter Classic Film Series hosted by John DiLeo
— The TriVersity Center for Gender & Sexual Diversity is planning its Winter Classic Film Series hosted by John DiLeo.
The...

Read more »
Image

Second-graders learn math and science in a festive way
— Students from Mrs. Connell’s second-grade class at Delaware Valley Elementary School (DVES) learned about measurements...
Read more »
Image

Baseball player Raymond Kruse signs with University of Pittsburgh
Delaware Valley High School senior baseball player Raymond Kruse has signed with the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown-Division II. He plans on majoring in electrical...
Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST COMMENTED



Weather in Milford, PA