AUBURN – Douglas Stephen Fowler (known as “Doug” or “Duggie” to his friends) of Auburn, died on May 29, 2024 in the town of Waterville. He was born in Houlton on Aug. 2, 1960, the son of H. Philip Fowler and Jane E. Edwards.

Douglas grew up in Prouts Neck and Auburn, with most of his childhood spent in Auburn. He attended and graduated from Edward Little High School and went to college in New York at the School of Visual Arts. Douglas spent his adult life in New York City, N.Y., never returning to live in Maine until he came back to attend to Jane later in her life.

In New York City, N.Y., Douglas worked at the School of Visual Arts, Puck Studios and other jobs until he found his calling at Lord and Taylor in the windows department. He moved to Macy’s Herald Square where he stayed in the windows department for over 20 years, eventually becoming the Creative Director. Douglas touched many people’s lives with his humor, his caring and his creative talent and energy. He was always particularly proud of and touched by children’s reactions to the Christmas windows he helped create at Macy’s.

He is survived by his brother, Paul Fowler of Winchendon, Mass. and his nephew, Quinton Fowler of York.

At his request there will be no funeral and no visiting hours. At a later date, to be determined, there will be the opportunity to gather and say a few words in Manhattan as a memorial.

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