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Obituary for Wayne “Wally” Fowler
Vineland Fire Dept Lt. Wayne “Wally” Fowler, 53, of Vineland, NJ passed away suddenly on Thursday evening September 18, 2014. Wayne was born in Vineland and remained a lifelong Vineland city resident. Wayne was a graduate of Vineland High School Class of 1979. He began his working career during high school working at S.J. Glass Co. After high school he went to work at Tri-City Paper. Wally began his fire service career as a volunteer firefighter with the South Vineland Fire Co. #2 where he served as treasurer and was a member of the N.J. State Exempt Fireman’s Association. He went onto to become a career firefighter with the City of Vineland starting on October 6, 1997 working at Fire Headquarters at 4th & Wood Streets. He was promoted to his current position of Lieutenant on September 23, 2007. Wally was a member of the Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association Local #49 & #249 where he held numerous positions and was a life member, he was currently Executive Delegate and Secretary of Local #249. Wayne was a member of the North Italy Beneficial Association. On his days off from the Fire Dept he enjoyed working with his other family at the Home Depot in Vineland. He started with Home Depot during their construction and has remained a part time employee. He was their 1st Employee of the Year that the store was opened. He enjoyed camping and spending time at his cabin down at the shore. In his spare time he enjoyed motorcycling, was a fan of the Baltimore Orioles & Philadelphia Flyers. He enjoyed baseball cards and memorabilia and at one time owned the Club House in Newfield. In his younger years he enjoyed playing ice hockey and men’s slow pitch softball. But most of all, he enjoyed the time spent with his family. He is survived by his wife of 28 yrs.; April A. (Swart) Fowler, 3 Daughters; Amanda, Brooke & Jessica Fowler, Mother & Father; Betty Lou (Justis) & Jack Fowler, Sister: Beverly Baldwin, Brother; Glenn Fowler, Mother in-law; Wynne Doyle, Brother in-law’s & Sister in-law’s; Rose Marie Fowler, Bob Baldwin, Gary M. Swart, Jr., Sally Stopper & Katerine O’Doyle. His K-9 companion’s Marley & Ziggy as well as his uncle Frank Snell several cousins, nieces & nephews. He was pre-deceased by his father in-law; Gary M. Swart, Sr. Relatives & friends will be received on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 PM & again on Thursday from 9:00-10:30 AM at the Pancoast Funeral Home, 676 S. Main Rd., Vineland, NJ. His funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 11:15 AM on Thursday in the Christ the Good Shepherd Parish-Church of St. Isidore’s, 1655 Magnolia Rd., Vineland, NJ. Burial will follow in the Siloam Cemetery, Vineland, NJ. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne Fowler Memorial Fund, C/O P.O. Box 2453, S. Vineland, NJ 08362.