Little League® International mourns the passing of Woolrich (Pa.) Little Leaguer® Aidan Fowler. Aidan passed away on Jan. 3, 2016, at his home. He was 12.
Afflicted with a cancerous brain tumor, Aidan played as much as he could this past Little League season. At the 2015 Little League Baseball® World Series, Aidan threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a World Series game, and the Little League International Intentional Walkers Relay for Life team presented him with the first Relay for Life pin during an on-field ceremony.
“Little League gave Aidan a bright moment last year, and actually, a memory for his family that they will always cherish,” said Shelly Bowman, Woolrich Little League President.
He loved his family and friends; baseball, especially the Philadelphia Phillies; attending church and school; John Deere tractors; Mustang cars; being a Boy Scout, trains, nature, riding his ATV, and drawing.
Born on Aug. 19, 2003, in Lock Haven (Pa.) Hospital, Aidan attended Central Mountain Middle School. At the time of his passing, he was as a seventh grader and high honor roll student. He was a proud member of the Boy Scouts Troop 115 of Jersey Shore, along with the Rote United Methodist Church and youth group.
Aidan is survived by his parents, Tim and Heather Fowler; his sister, Maille; his grandmother, Carol Hartman; grandparents Donald and Diane Fowler; aunts and uncles, Colleen Walker, Sam Fowler, Troy Fowler, Todd Fowler and Susan Gaidula; step-uncles, Jeremy Hartman and Michael Hartman; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Leon Hartman.