DANIEL FLOYD LOWRY, A GENTLEMAN, WHO DEARLY LOVED PEOPLE AND LIFE, WENT PEACEFULLY HOME TO HIS SAVIOR ON OCTOBER 29, 2012
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Dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, great-great grandpa, poppa, Buddy's Dad, along with Health Nut, Lucky Dan, and Dangerous Dan are some of the endearments by which he was known. The members of his family have always had the precious knowledge of the deeply intense love he had for each of them.
Family and friends were encouraged and amazed by his tenacity for life, optimistic and caring attitude, zest to work, knowledge, and his Mr. Fix-it abilities. They saw a man of great faith, humility, and dignity who lit up a room when he entered and whose genuine charm captivated all.
Dan is survived by his loving family: His daughter: Judy Schneider of Stockton/Florida: His son Daniel Dashiell Lowry of Stockton: His step-daughter Colette Harms and husband Jim of Washington.
His grandchildren: EJ Schneider and wife Deanna, Lesley Schneider Sette and husband Joe, Anne Lowry Dijoux and husband Davy, and Dan's beloved Adam Dashiell Lowry, who preceded him in death.
His great -grandchildren Jason Schneider and fiance Meghan Sanchez, Samantha and Michael Sette, Jonah and Grace Dijoux, Bailey and Kelsey Rocha, and Dan's dear little Alexandra Rose Sette who preceded him in death. His great-great grandchildren: Jordan and Lorenzo. His niece Henrietta Gietzen, her husband Gary and daughter Melinda.
Dan was proud to be a native Stocktonian. In the early 1940's he owned and operated Lowry Camera Shop in Manteca, Ca. He established Lowry Real Estate, and one of his first projects was Manteca's RayLow Village, named after him and his partner, Tony Ramus. By the 1950's he reestablished his home and Real Estate business in Stockton. His business expanded to offices in Lodi and Lockeford and the creation of a new company, Construction Unlimited. He continued on his Real Estate journey until 2010. Dan, an accomplished golfer, was a long-standing member of the Stockton Golf and Country Club, where he was a caddy during his youth. In 1984 he joined the Masonic Lodge and became one of their valuable "Mr. fix-it" members. His love of boating and fishing led him to many years with the Lincoln Village Yacht Club of which he was Commodore in 1989. Motorcycling with his buddies became one of his many loves, with memorable trips to Austria and Mexico. He was also known as the Motorcycling Real Estate Broker of Stockton. A talented but unknown artist, Dan delved in to oil painting, was a Table Tennis champ, and walked two miles a day. Dan was unique and we will miss him.
Dan made his greatest contributions to his family thru his faith in God and mankind and honoring his mind and body with exercise, eating, and healthy lifestyle, thus his name "Health Nut". In 2009 Dan, as member of First Baptist Church, took his life to its ultimate source and was baptized at 89 years of age. Glory is to God. "A good man obtains favor from the Lord"- Proverbs 12:2a
Memorial services will be held at First Baptist Church, 3535 N El Dorado St., Stockton on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to Stockton Shelter for the Homeless, P.O. Box 4830, Stockton, CA 95204.
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Nov. 15 to Nov. 22, 2012