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Monday, March 02, 2015

Alan Fowler, RIP

Alan Fowler, a former supervisor in administrative services at Northampton County, passed away last night. He was first brought on board by Executive Gerald Seyfred, but was demoted by Executive Bill Brackbill. He sued, and when Glenn Reibman was elected Executive, was restored to his old tile. He oversaw telecommunications, printing and mail distribution.

He made sure the DA had envelopes.

Fowler also served for a number of years on the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.

He and his family lived in Saylorsburg.

18 comments:

Matt M. said...

Didn't he just retire?

Anonymous said...

One last line. Choo-Choo.

RIP

Bernie O'Hare said...

"Didn't he just retire?"

I believe it was in 2013.

Anonymous said...

Alan struggled with a serious illness and managed to rebound more times than most. You had to admire his resilience and courage. God bless him and his family.

Anonymous said...

Alan Fowler was a dedicated County employee. His illness forced him to retire. He will be truly missed. We love you Alan.
Your friends at
The Courthouse.

Anonymous said...

The envelope coment was a cheap shot on your part and in this situation disrespectful to Allen.

Anonymous said...

Rip Alan you were a good person but a better friend you will always be a treasure and deeply missed..

Bernie O'Hare said...

"The envelope coment was a cheap shot on your part and in this situation disrespectful to Allen."

Entirely fair and he would have endorsed the remark. Brown chose to allow that office to go unfilled, and it resulted in no envelopes for the DA. The truth hurts.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"Bethlehem City's seal has a cross, too (at least: the emblem on the police cars does) "

The police emblem, for sure. Not sure about the city seal. I can't tell from the copy I saw. My eyes don't work.

Jacqueline Suarez said...

R.I.P. Alan Fowler, when I worked at NCP, he was always respectful and always got things done on time. My prayers and Sympathies go out to his family

John Niski said...

Alan gave me the break that I needed, he hired me for the print shop. And yes, his battle with his health inspired me also. I will be forever thankful to the man that was first a great boss to work for and became a very good friend. My thoughts and prays are with his wife and family. he will be truly missed.

Bernie O'Hare said...

There can be no greater compliment than from a man who once worked for him. Thanks, John, and in case you haven't noticed, you've been missed.

Anonymous said...

I wonder why there was no obit or funeral for Alan. He was also a great drummer. Does anyone know why this wasn't in the obits? My wife worked with Alan for many years and knew of his illness, but we had no idea he passed away. Why the mystery? Thanx for any info.

Anonymous said...

Do you have any information on funeral or memorial services? There has been absolutely nothing in The Morning Call.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Sorry, nothing

sweetminniebaby said...

Alan's wife Donna has been very ill herself and was completely alone the entire week after he passed - last week she fell and broke her arm and laid there 15 hours before I found her so things have been chaotic. I assisted her last week and an obit should be coming soon - I know there is one in Bucks County today. No mystery. Alan was a true treasure of a person and above all had a good sense of humor and am certain he is chuckling at the envelope comment lol! May be rest in beautiful peace - he struggled so......

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the info. I did find the obit in the Bucks County Courier Times. Hope Donna is doing okay.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the info about the Obit. I'm really sorry to hear about Donna. I hope she's feeling much better, she seems like she's been through a lot. RIP Alan.