Eric W.A. Lowry (1970 - 2017)

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Eric W.A. Lowry passed away on Nov. 27, 2017, in Anchorage, Alaska.
Eric was born in Spokane, Wash., on Jan. 13, 1970. He attended North Central High School, where he ran cross-country, earning the nickname "Turbo" for his sudden bursts of speed at the finish. He graduated in 1988, and worked as a Customer Service Representative and Dispatcher for the Spokesman Review for 11 years while taking college courses at Eastern Washington University. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Math Education in 1997, and a Masters of Education in Technology in 1999. He served on the board of the Alaska Council for Teachers of Mathematics for many years. He continued his love of learning throughout his life, attending ISTE conferences, completing online courses, and traveling to an art and writing workshop in Prague, Czech Republic.
In 1999, his love of the outdoors led him to Alaska, where he met his wife, Karen, and where he worked as a teacher for the Bering Strait School District for 18 years. He taught Alaska native students in the villages of Wales and Stebbins, then transferred to the Bering Strait School District office in Unalakleet, working as the Technology Integration Facilitator for the past two and half years. He had the gift of explaining complex technology issues without making people feel inadequate.
Eric's life was guided by kindness and an interest in people and the lives they lived and the stories they told. He was devoted to family and friends and put their needs before his. Eric's days were infused with intentional enthusiasm, random acts of kindness without regard for personal gain, and helping others, simply because they needed it. He walked briskly and with purpose, and always took a moment to smile and visit with a colleague, and fixed things that to others seemed hopelessly broken. He was the bright star in our lives.
He is survived by Karen, his devoted and loving wife of 11 years; his mother, Nancy Schiller; brother, Dell Lowry-Schiller; sister, April Atiqi; and nieces and nephews, Quinn, Nikina, Allie, Myles, Madison, Doriann, Johann, Salvador and Jonathon; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and innumerable friends, both here and abroad.
A memorial service will be held at the Spokane Bethel Church of the Nazerene, 1111 S Thor Street in Spokane, Wash., on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation on behalf of Eric to Best Friends Animal Society, the Sierra Club or the Alaska Council for Teachers of Mathematics.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2017