BANGOR – Melvin Charles Fowler, 83, of Bangor, died Dec. 9, 2004, at a local hospital. He was born in Hampden, Nov. 6, 1921, the son of Clarence L. and Josephine (Montie) Fowler. Red was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the owner of the Yankee Shoe Repair of Bangor, a well-known family business for many years. He took great pride in the quality of his work and enjoyed his relationships with his customers. He was a member of the Columbia Street Baptist Church for 66 years where he served in numerous capacities. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis L. (Ramsey) Fowler of Bangor; four children, Kathy J. Libby and her husband, Donald, of Bangor, Edward L. Fowler and Christine of Greenbush, Diane L. Goode and John, of Old Town, Susan L. Thibeault and her husband, Greg, of Veazie; six grandchildren, Kellie, Toni, Amy, Matthew, Sarah, and Ashley; two great-granddaughters, Taylor and Jayden. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Peter Sprague, pastor of the Columbia Street Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Red in a special way may make gifts in his memory to CancerCare of Maine, care of EMMC Charities, PO Box 404, Bangor, ME 04402-0404.