John F. “Jack” Fowler, 89, a lifetime resident of Austin, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020, at the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.
Jack was born on August 4, 1930 in Costello, the son of the late Carl Hartson and Eva Mae (Buchholtz) Fowler. He married the former Alma Grace Mahon on April 24, 1948 and they celebrated 66 years of marriage until her passing on May 30, 2014.
Jack was a mechanic, he retired from PennDot, Coudersport, and owned and operated J & A Auto, Austin. Jack also worked for Central PA Construction and with the state highway system on and off through the spoil system.
Jack was a member of the Austin-Costello United Methodist Church and was a 50+ year member of the Free and Accepted Masons, Arcana Lodge #580, Austin. Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Jack is survived by two sons, John A. (Sandy) Fowler of Austin and Jeff (Betsy) Fowler of Costello; two daughters, Pamela (Tom) Glover of Costello; and Kathy Gresh of Costello; 12 grandchildren and numerous great and great great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, Alma, Jack was preceded in death by a son, Victor Fowler, a son-in-law, Ronald Gresh and a brother, Carl Fowler.
Friends and family are invited to pay tribute to Jack’s life on Wednesday February 19, 2020 from 10 am – 11 am at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home 210 North East Street Coudersport, with a Masonic Service to be held at 10:45 am followed by a funeral service with Rev. Todd Lamer, officiating. Burial will be in Gilmore Cemetery, Grove Township.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions in Jack’s name be made to the Austin Ambulance Company, PO Box 328, Austin, PA 16720.
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