David Scott Fowler, formerly of Portville, passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018, in BaguioCity, in the Philippines.
David was born on Dec. 29, 1973 in Olean and was a son of Kenneth R. and Jaquelyn E. Fowler. On Aug. 18, 2009, he married his loving wife, Rachel (Backeng Pangda) Fowler, who survives.
David was a 1992 graduate of PortvilleHigh School. He attended SUNY College of Technology at Alfred for 2 years, before joining the US Army. David earned his Bachelors degree in Professional Aeronautics from EmbryRiddleAeronauticalUniversity. He served in the Army from April 24, 1996 to March 1, 2005. David attended Basic Training at Fort Rucker, AL. David was an AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter Pilot and an instructor pilot. He was deployed to Bosnia and Kosovo. After his deployment, David served as an Attack Helicopter Instructor Pilot at Fort Rucker, AL. He also trained in US Military OfficerCandidateSchool, MilitaryFlightSchool, Instructor Pilot Course for multiple aircraft, Survival Course, Electronic Warfare Course, and he was overwater flight qualified. Following his service in the Army, he became a Department of the Army Civilian Instructor Pilot in South Korea.
David worked for the Computer Sciences Corporation as a Simulation Device manager in Alabama, then he worked for Boeing as a Simulation device Instructor in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. He currently was working for Advanced Electronics Company as an Instructor Pilot in Saudi Arabia.
David always felt that the World was his playground and visited The Philippines, Saudi Arabia, the Czech Republic, Poland, France, Egypt, Jordan, China, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, South Korea, Indonesia, Italy, Thailand, Cambodia, Japan, and the United Kingdom, but he always considered Portville his home base.
Along with his loving wife, David is survived by; his parents, Kenneth R. and Jaquelyn E. Fowler of Portville; a daughter and two sons, born to Melissa A. Smith Fowler, Abigail C. Fowler, Lance C. Fowler and Michael S. Fowler, all of Lancaster; a brother, Mark (Trish) Fowler of Shinglehouse, PA and Raymond (Diane) Fowler of Alta Vista, KS; and 2 sisters Laurie (Steve) Boyer of Louisville, KY and Karen (David) VanHoutte of Clarence.
A Memorial Service will be held at a date and time to be announced. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State Street, Olean. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com