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Robert Fowler


Robert Fowler 12-3


Robert J. Fowler, 90, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Friday, November 28 at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center.


 He was born in Middletown on November 13, 1924 and was the son of the late Glenn and Katherine Heininger Fowler.


 Robert retired as a welder for the federal and PA state government. He was a United States Navy World War II veteran proudly serving on the USS Vincennes. Robert was a Purple Heart recipient, serving in the campaigns of the Battle of Midway, Solomon Islands, his ship was an escort for the famous Doolittle Raid, and he received the World War II Victory Medal. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 1620, American Legion Post 594, and Anglers and Hunters, all of Middletown. 


 In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his granddaughter Donna Meinsler. 


 He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Ruth L. Geesey Fowler; son Robert G. Fowler of Middletown; granddaughter Valerie Tolan of Indiantown Gap; and great-grandchildren Jennifer Meinsler, Todd Michael Dagen, and Calvin Valentin.   


 A Tribute to his life will be held at noon on Thursday, December 4, at the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. Willie Caraballo officiating. 


 Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday. 


 Burial will follow in Middletown Cemetery. 


 Memorial contributions may be sent to the National World War II Memorial, 1750 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20006.


 The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek and Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Middletown to handle the funeral arrangements.


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