Douglas W. Lowry, age 65, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014,at his residence, from complications due to exposure of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War
He was born October 5, 1948, in Erie, the son of the late James Guy and Elizabeth Zell Lowry.
Doug graduated from Fairview High School and served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, attaining the rank of Sargent. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from I.U.P., attended Gannon University and obtained his Master's Degree from Penn State University
. Doug worked as a parole supervisor for the PA Board of Probation and Parole for 37 years. He was a member of the F.O.P., Siebenbuerger Club, West Springfield V.F.W
., Girard American Legion Post 494, and was a member of the W. Springfield Methodist Church for many years. Doug loved reading, playing golf and eating at Taco Bell. He was a lifelong fan of the Cleveland Browns and Penn State Nittany Lions.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Guy Lowry.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Marybeth Balkovic Lowry; a daughter, Allyson Lowry of W. Springfield and a son, William "Bill" Lowry of Spring Grove, Pa.; and a sister, Jan Lowry Hubbard and her husband, George of Burlington, Vt. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Saturday from 4-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 and 6-8 p.m., at Burton Funeral Home, 525 Main St. East, in Girard. Funeral Services will be Monday, April 14 at 11 a.m. at West Springfield Methodist Church, 13790 Chestnut St., West Springfield, with Reverend Annette Gerber officiating. The F.O.P. will hold a prayer service at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Due to family allergies, the family has requested that no flowers be sent and that donations be made to Albion Library, 111 East Pearl St., Albion, PA 16401, Rice Avenue Community Library, 705 Rice Ave., Girard, PA 16417, Erie-Lincoln Community Library, 1255 Manchester Rd.,Erie, PA 16505, or AseraCare Hospice, 1600 Peninsula Dr., Erie, PA 16505. Send condolences at www.Burtonfuneralhome.com
Burton Funeral Homes and Crematory - Girard
525 Main Street East Girard, PA 16417
Published in the Erie Times-News from Apr. 12 to Apr. 13, 2014