Donald M. Fowler CASTLETON — Donald Michael “Mike” Fowler passed away on Saturday, May 20th after battling cancer for the third time. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Teresa Fowler, his Uncle Sam, his brothers Douglas (Sherry) and Patrick (Sylvia), his children Tanya (Joseph), Scott (Sharon), Edward (Penelope), April (Sarah), Big Ed, and Matthew (Kelsey), his grandchildren Edward, Mariah, Cassidy, Carter, Matthew, Michael, Dean, Benjamin, Anthony, Shailyn, and Amelia and his and his great grandchildren Haidyn, Scarlett, and Melissa and many other beloved family members. Mike graduated from Fair Haven Union High School in 1972 where he was the first co-captain of the Fair Haven wrestling team along with his life long friend Dan Coppins. Mike was an avid hunter and fisherman and a prolific machinist having built engines for hot rods and race cars around the country. He was generous, hard working, loyal, and selfless and will be dearly missed by many. A celebration of life will be announced in the coming months. If I could save you in a bottle, the first thing that I’d do is save every day until eternity passes away, just to spend them with you. If I could make days last forever, if words could make wishes come true, I’d save every day like a treasure and then again I would spend them with you. We’ll miss you forever Fugowee Guide.

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Zachary Pratt

Chief Three Bears will be sorely missed by me. We have been hunting and exploring the woods in Vermont, New York, Maine, & California from 1985 to the past 2022 hunting season. Chief was a woodsman in every since of the word with a love for the big woods and all wonder it holds. I will miss many things that made him special to me, like his kindness, willing to help others, storytelling, booming voice, and way he loved talking about Teresa, his children and grandchildren. Chief helped me get through many a hard time for me over the years. He definitely loved the life he lived and I will miss Fugowee Chief Three Bears. To the Fugowee gods I pray for him with this chant: Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah, hey, yeah, yeah, yeah, hey, yeah, yeah, yeah.

With love, Chief Dog-on-Head

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