Little League® International pays its everlasting respects to Little League Baseball® World Series groundskeeper Donald Fowler. He was 86.
Mr. Fowler was a native of Reading, Pennsylvania, and resident of McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, at the time of his passing. Among Mr. Fowler’s many personal credits was the 20 years of dedicated service he provided as coordinator of the volunteer grounds crew that maintained the stadium fields during the Little League Baseball World Series played each August in Williamsport, Pa.
A graduate of Penn State University, Mr. Fowler worked 32 years for Mercer, Northampton, and Fulton Counties (PA), retiring in 1995. He also was a founding member of the Keystone Athletic Field Managers Organization (KAFMO) and was a longtime member of the McConnellsburg Lions Club, where he helped to provide a playground at the park and spent many years maintaining the community’s youth baseball fields.
Mr. Fowler is survived by his twin brother, David and brother, Richard; sons, Jeff, Tim, and Kevin; grandchildren, Evan, Drew, Lexi, Dylan, and Gavin; along with many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Charlotte; and his parents, Evan and Mary Fowler.