PORTLAND - Timothy John Fowler, 69, of Ft. Washington, Maryland, formerly of Portland, died unexpectedly April 20, 2013 in Bladensburg, Maryland. He was born in Portland a son of Chester and Barbara (Reagan) Fowler. Timothy attended local schools and was a graduate of Portland High School. Following high school Timothy joined the Navy. Over the next two decades Tim made a career in the Navy. He was awarded a Combat Action Ribbon for his service in the Vietnam War, Vietnam Campaign Medal with six Bronze Stars and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Antarctic Service Medal with winter over Clasp, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and several other awards and Ribbons. His military career allowed Timothy an opportunity to see many locations throughout the world. He retired and lived in Maryland where he continued to work as a military bus driver. Timothy will mostly be remembered as a kindhearted man who enjoyed talking with people. He loved telling 'tall tales' to his family and never missed an opportunity to meet someone new. He was predeceased by his parents, a son Timothy, Jr. in 1975 and a brother William "Billy" Fowler in 1981. Tim is survived by his wife Bernice Fowler of Ft. Washington, MD; two daughters, Laurie J. Hargreaves and husband Paul of Raymond, Teresa L. Lawlor and husband James of Raymond; a son, Timothy J. Townsend of Harrison; a sister, Nancy Foshay and husband Donald of Scarborough; 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two nephews and four nieces. Visitation will be held 11:00 am to 12:00 noon Monday April 29, 2013 at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A 12:00 noon service will follow the visitation. Burial with military rites will be held at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. In lieu of flowers donations are requested to: Alzheimer's Association Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074Online condolences may be expressed below.