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Walter "Red" Fowler

June 3, 1947 - May 25, 2019
Born in Brooklyn, NY
Resided in Hampton Township, New Jersey


Walter “Red” Fowler, 71, of Hampton Township, died Saturday May 25, 2019, at home.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, a Vietnam Army Veteran, Red served his country from February 28, 1966 to February 19, 1969. Red worked as a Subrogation Claims Adjuster for Selective Insurance Company of America in Branchville for 40 years, before his retirement. Red lived in Hampton Township for over 35 years. He enjoyed being with his family, taking care of his home, and working in the yard.

Son of the late Walter and Lorraine (nee Erben) Fowler, Red is predeceased by his sister, Kathleen Downing. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Nancy (nee Lemon) Fowler, of Hampton Township, his son, Zac Fowler, of Stillwater, who is the head Athletic Trainer at Pope John High School; his brothers, Jeffrey Fowler, of PA, Robert Fowler, of PA, Michael Fowler, of PA, Larry Fowler, of AL; and his sister, Linda Whelan, of NY.

A memorial viewing will be held on Thursday May 30, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street Newton. A memorial mass will be held on Friday May 31, 2019, at 10 a.m., at the St. Joseph R.C. Church in Newton. Interment is private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project,
P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517. Online condolences may be offered at

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Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Thursday, May 30, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Joseph R.C. Church
Halsted Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Friday, May 31, 2019
10:00 AM

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