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Mary Fowler (Teacher -English) VIEW PROFILE

Fowler, Mary M. (Odak)

Greece: Mary Odak Fowler, died on April 22, 2012 surrounded by her family. Mary was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Vincent in 2010. She is survived by her brother, Thomas Odak of FL.; daughters, Kathy & Brad Barton and Stephanie & Donald Benson; sons, Vincent (Roy) & Susan of CA., Matt & Patty; grandchildren, Kim & Joe Smardz of Buffalo, Liz & Jimmy Grizzanti, Holly Cicero, Andrew Benson, Roy & Joshua Fowler, Shauna and Leah Fowler; great-grandchildren, Liliana Smardz, Lucas & Trevor Grizzanti; nephew, Stephan Odak of N.J.; also surviving Mary are brothers and sisters-in-law, Greg and Helen Fowler & Rita Fowler; many nieces, nephews and longtime friend, Peg Harrison. She was a member of the National Honor Society and the College Debate Team. Mary graduated with her Teaching Degree from Albany State School of Teaching and earned her Masters in Education from Cornell University. Mary was an exceptional English Teacher at West Irondequoit H.S. Her wit and powers of debate will be sorely missed. A special thanks to her care-givers.

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12/01/21 09:58 AM #1    

Kathy Gurnett (Brown)

I was looking at the In Memory section and just amazed at all the people we've lost.   Let me just say Mrs Fowler was one of the best and had so much personality.   Her English class was so true to my heart.  Myself, Ann Levy and Beth Herzog would walk in from Foreman Center with our goodies from baking and she had a name for us, escapes me now, funny after 40 + years I can't remember.

She was one of the best and I'm sure she's resting in peace.

12/01/21 05:11 PM #2    

Julie Dick (Fowler)

I learned a lot in Mrs. Fowler's English class.  She was definitely quirky, but I gained a deep appreciation for a concise, well constructed sentence (too rare in today's media). Back then, I never imagined I'd ever become a Mrs. Fowler!  When I learned of her passing, I submitted a note for the family via the funeral home's website and was pleasantly surprised to hear from one of her daughters.  I was glad to hear the family received "happy thoughts" from many former students.  I've thought of Mrs. Fowler countless times over the years, and even now, as I teach proper grammar to our grandchildren.  Our grandson often says something is "more better" just to get a rise out of me!

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