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Matthew Fowler (“Pete”), age 78 and a lifelong resident of Woodbine, passed away on July 9, 2020. He was born in Eldora, NJ, to the late Harry and Dorothy (nee Knoll) Fowler. Pete worked as a laborer doing heavy and general construction with the Local 172 Bordentown Labor Union. Both Pete and Karen were faithful members of Sword of Fire Christian Church in Woodbine. He is predeceased by his parents and 8 brothers and sisters, and is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Karen (nee Shivers) Fowler and his three sons Justin (Beth) Takach, Joseph (Samantha) Giordano, Jr., and Jason (Amber) Bright, his 13 grandchildren, his brother Robert Fowler, his sisters Juanita Rizzo and Dorothy DeSantis and his nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Sword of Fire Church and will be announced at a later date. Contributions may be made in Pete’s name to the Sword of Fire Christian Church, 402 Adams Ave., Woodbine, NJ 08270. Condolences can be shared atwww.EvoyFuneralHome.com

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