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. Kent 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 believed 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 home base.
Along with his loving wife, David is survived by; his parents, Kenneth R. (who passed away on February 21, 2019) 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.
Friends will be received at the Portville American Legion, 24 S. Main St., Portville on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, at which time a Memorial Service will be held. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Allegany. Full Military Honors will be accorded by the Allegany American Legion Charles Harbel Post #892 ritual team.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Portville American Legion, Post #814, 24 South Main Street, Portville, New York 14770.
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. A complete obituary will be in the Sunday Times Herald.