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Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home

90 Weathersfield Ave, Altamonte Springs, FL

OBITUARY

Gary N. Fowler

August 18, 1938July 6, 2019
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Gary N. Fowler was born on August 18, 1938 in Takoma Park, Maryland and passed away on July 6, 2019 in Longwood, Florida.

Services

  • Gathering of Friends Saturday, July 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 20, 2019

Memories

Gary N. Fowler

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Rose Annette Footmqn

July 21, 2019

I am stunned to learn that Mr. Fowler is resting. I remember the afternoon at OJA when Mr. Fowler and Mr. Mendez came outside and started playing baseball with the boys where the new kindergarten building is. What an awesome day it was!

Wishing God's peace to the family.

Clara Wisdom Kelly

July 20, 2019

What a dear man and AWESOME teacher was Mr. Fowler! He influenced me to become a vegetarian about 50 years ago! What a perfect balance of kindness and patience but he was certainly NOT a doormat. As I recall, he was well respected by all of his students. Rest in peace for a little while dear teacher!

Michael Proctor

July 19, 2019

Mr. Fowler was my first stand-up comic and also my algebra teacher at OJA in the late 80's. He made learning material easy. Because he was such an impact on my life, there is not a day that goes by wherein I do not apply some of the things he taught to my everyday life. I find myself teaching my own children how to convert fractions to decimals and vice versa.
Everytime I go back home I think of him and inquire about him.
He will be missed and I long to see him when Jesus shall awaken his faithful children from their sleep.

Betty Nugent

July 19, 2019

Mr. Fowler taught my children and we worked together at Orlando Junior Academy.

One of his favorite phrases was, “Without consequences there will be no change in behavior.”

Often he would remind me, “It is better to work late than take work home. Home is family time.”

His strong presence served as a rock at OJA. I am sure we will meet again when our Savior returns.

Bob Murphy

July 19, 2019

For many years Gary did all of my wallpaper work. I remember him as one of the most friendly, optimistic and hard working subs of my building contractor years. Much of the time he came to my homes after working a full school- teaching day at OJA. He and Herb Marchant worked into the evening, if necessary, to complete everything. I don't recall a customer call back on his wallpaper work. That is unusual. Many times since it has been a pleasure to see and speak to Gary and Barbara through the years. He will be missed.

Renee Regal-Scott

July 19, 2019

I meet Mr. Fowler when he taught at Forest Lake Elementary school in the 60's.. The Regal clan was very large and so many of my sisters, brother and cousins had him for a teacher and we all thought he was a gifted teacher with a great smile and huge laugh..When he taught at Forest Lake he had a closet full of a candy called "Fizzies". Even though I was only 6 at the time, he knew my name and would treat me to a fizzy many times after school. Then I moved over to OJA for school and was surprised that Mr. Fowler was now teaching there..He was my teacher in 7th and 8th grade..I have so many wonderful memories, it could fill many pages..Above all Mr. Fowler really instilled his love for Jesus and His message everyday in morning devotion time. My condolence to his family.. Renee Regal-Scott

Frank L Jones III

July 19, 2019

I had the privilege of having Mr. Fowler as our sub’s at FLA. What a kind, and wonderful man. I have been blessed to have known him and his son’s family and especially granddaughters. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family. Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy comes in the morning! Soon and very soon we will be reunited with our love ones!
Much love to the family ❤️❤️🙏🏽🙏🏽

Michele Fahnestock Whaling

July 18, 2019

Mr. Fowler had a heart as big as his sense of humor! While in the eighth grade at OJA let’s just say I had the gift of gab. One day he had had enough and sent me outside to the concrete benches in the breezeway. Here he came with “old Whacky” in tow. “What’s it gonna take to get you to stop talking?” “I dunno”, I said. “Lean over”. He smacked that concrete bench sooooo hard and made the loudest noise! He said “rub your eyes make it look good, get back in there and no more talking”! What a gifted, inspiring and loving teacher he was! So happy that all 3 of my children were also blessed to call him their teacher! RIP Mr. Fowler until we meet again! 😢

Josh Carter

July 18, 2019

Mr. Fowler was my eighth grade teacher at OJA It was my first year in private school and I did not want to be there. From the moment I walked in his class he made me feel welcome. He truly cared about his students and it showed. He had a large impact on my life. He was never one to shut you down if you had concerns he took the time to help guide you on academics or personal issues. Fly high Mr. Fowler you will be missed by many.

Cristie Hiatt Finnerty

July 18, 2019

Mr. Gary Fowler was a man of many talents. He always made me laugh, great sense of humor and as I told him myself, the 3 Stooges were not that funny and he did not agree with me. As my 8th grade teacher at OJA I looked up to him, he was very tall, he always smiled and was such a nice person. We will miss you Mr. Fowler as you will always be remembered for being one of the great teachers and good person. Thank You God for bringing him this amazing man into our lives.

Dear family, May all these memories shared bring you some laughter and tears just as he did to all of us students.