unknown - March 11, 2012
Kenneth Levi Fowler, 87, of Cazenovia, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at the Crouse Community Center in Morrisville. Ken was born in the village of DeRuyter on Nov. 13, 1924, to Eloise and Roy “Pa” Fowler. Ken had resided in Cazenovia since he was eight. Following high school, Ken joined the Navy. After his training at St. Simon’s Island off the coast of Georgia, Ken served as a radar operator in the South Pacific aboard the USS Chicago, a heavy cruiser. After his discharge in 1946, Ken returned home, where he spent the majority of his working life at Pattern Makers Inc. in Syracuse. Starting as an apprentice in 1954, Ken progressed through the ranks and was promoted to president in 1976 where he remained until his retirement in 1985. Active in the local community, Ken served as a volunteer at CAVAC for over three decades. He was an active member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, having served on the vestry, as acolyte warden and on the building and grounds committee. He enjoyed growing a wide variety of vegetables in his extensive garden. In later years he enjoyed playing competitive pinochle with a group of close friends.
Ken is survived by his wife of 64 years, Norma Candee Fowler, a son, Frederick (Patricia) of Scarborough, Maine, daughter, Candee (John) Dady of Sarasota FL, a brother Alver Fowler (Zoe) of Sarasota, and a sister MaryJane Stowell (Gary) of Cazenovia.
There are no services planned. Thank you to family and friends who helped out during Ken’s long illness. Donations may be made to CAVAC or the Cazenovia American Legion Post 88.