Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 25, 2015
CARL W. FOWLER, JR. "Buster"
On January 21, 2015, Carl W. Fowler, Jr., 88, of
Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away after a
long illness. He was a native of the Washington,
DC area and a longtime resident of Prince
George's County, Maryland.
Carl attended area public schools, graduating
from Eastern High School in 1945. After
graduation, he served in the U.S. Army during
World War II.
Following his military service, Carl worked as a
projectionist for area theatres and as a film
production specialist for private film companies
including Norwood Studios. In 1963, he began work with the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's Motion Picture Service, retiring from there in 1988.
In 1994, Carl and his wife Mary "officially" retired to the Town of Jupiter in Palm
Beach County, Florida. Mary predeceased him in 2003.
Carl was a past member of Seat Pleasant, Maryland Lodge No. 218 of Ancient, Free
and Accepted Masons, and he volunteered with the Hollywood Volunteer Fire
Department while living in College Park. He and Mary loved dancing and were Past
Presidents of the Washington Area Square Dancers Cooperative Association
Carl is survived by his son Carl W. (Chip) Fowler, III. and his wife Nancy of
Germantown, Maryland; an aunt, Mrs. Jennie Ey of Beltsville, MD; and several nieces,
nephews and close friends.
A private service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 26, at All County Funeral
Home in Stuart, Florida, with interment at Hillcrest Memorial Park in West Palm
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to
Treasure Coast Hospice of Port St. Lucie, Florida.
All County Funeral Home & Crematory
1010 Northwest Federal Highway Stuart, FL 34994