Robert Fowler

Obituary of Robert Noel Fowler

Dr. Robert Noel Fowler died November 11, 2020 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Robert was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on December 23, 1939 to H. Bertram and Edith (née Farrow) Fowler. A graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, he pursued a practice in family medicine before embarking on a long career in pharmaceutical research. Dr. Fowler had many interests and hobbies throughout his life: raising guppies, growing roses, music, genealogy, Southwest Native American history, and wood carving. He coached the Toronto Marlies hockey team, raced Formula V cars, and was an ardent Toronto Blue Jays and Durham Bulls fan. In retirement, he was an active member of the Hillsborough Sportsfishing Club. He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth (Michiel Fassaert), and his son, Christopher (Cristina), along with their mother, Anne Fowler; two grandchildren, Tristan and Kira; his wife, Dr. Jan Graham; two stepsons, Kenneth and Stephen, and step-grandson, Perry. The family would like to thank the staff of Parkview Health and Rehabilitation, UNC Health Geriatrics, and Liberty Hospice for the care Dr. Fowler received over the last two years. A private family service was held in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Memorial gifts may be made to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, 733 Third Avenue, Suite 510, New York, NY 10017 or to Lutheran World Relief, P.O. Box 17061, Baltimore, MD 21298-9832.
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