Fowler, Thomas "Chip" H.

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January 24, 1958 - October 27, 2017

Fowler, Thomas "Chip" H.

Thomas Harry “Chip” Fowler, Jr., passed away unexpectedly on October 27, 2017, while on a business trip in Springfield, MA. Chip was born in Los Angeles on January 24, 1958, to Tom and Ramona Fowler. He is survived by his 1st cousin, Bert Harris and his wife, Tracey and many, many close friends who were family to Chip. Among those in Chip’s extended family were his ex-wife, Debbie and her family, schoolmates, coworkers, golf buddies, fellow Toastmasters, Harley riders, friends in meditation class, neighbors, and past and present girlfriends. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1976 and earned his bachelor’s degree from Principia College in 1980. He had a long, successful career in various positions at Johnson Controls and SAP.  Chip was an avid golfer, teeing off at sunrise most every Sunday for the last 34 years at Stevens Park in Oak Cliff. All who were lucky enough to have known Chip knew him as a kind, generous, gentle soul who was quick to laugh, lend an ear, buy a drink and be there when you needed him. Chip would light up a room with his smile while making everyone, young and old, comfortable with engaging conversation on topics of interest to them. But, mostly, Chip gave love. And, that love will rest in the hearts of his family forever. He often said, “I’ve lived a good life!” and indeed he did, albeit way too short. You made the world a better place, my brother! There will be a celebration of all things Chip held at Stevens Park Golf Course this Spring. Everyone in Chip’s life is invited. A contribution to a charity dear to you would be a perfect memorial to Chip.

 

 

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Glen Gordon

November 14, 2017 2:13PM

Although we were SAP Education colleagues for a number of years, I only got to socialize with Chip a few times but I will always remember his good nature and friendly demeanor. I know he was a great instructor and was greatly respected by his SAP colleagues. It is sad that he left us at such an early age and he will be sorely missed.

May God Bless and Keep You, Chip.....


Jean Broadhurst

November 13, 2017 4:02PM

I am very sad that Chip was taken so young. He was a dear friend since I started at SAP in 2001. He was my first great friend there! We kept in touch often and he holds a special place in my heart. He saw the good in everyone! I always admired that in him. He made us laugh, always there for me as a true friend and always shared his heart warming smile.
We went to California together in April for another friend’s memorial and spent a long weekend site seeing and catching up. He Wanted to find the place where he was born- building not there anymore - but sharing about his beginnings. It’s ironic that this was our goodbye and the last time I would see him. I’m thankful to have known Chip and grateful I got to see him again for a special trip. I will miss him so very much!
Until we meet again ...
In Sympathy,
Jean Broadhurst


Scott Hegarty

November 13, 2017 2:39PM

I can only add that the words above absolutely capture Chip and it was a privilege to have known him and worked with him. He will be missed on so many levels.


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