Feb. 11, 1924 - Dec. 6, 2013 DEL CITY Harry Lowry went to be with the Lord on Dec. 6, 2013, after a long and hard-fought battle against heart disease. He was born Feb. 11, 1924 in Columbia, Pa. to Frank and Emma Lowry, the youngest of eight children. He attended Milton Hershey Industrial School, where he excelled in technical drawing, piano and glee club. After graduation, he enlisted in the Navy. He was a member of the 77th SeaBee battalion and served in the South Pacific during World War II and also served during the Korean War. Following the war he worked as a civilian employee at Olmstead and Tinker Air Force Bases. He was a long-time member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Midwest City. He is preceded in death by his parents, his seven siblings, his beloved wife Jean and his daughter Suzanne. He is survived by four children, Donna Lee Haugh, Harry Lowry Jr., Cindy Risi, and Alan Lowry; eight grandchildren, John Haugh Jr., Joan Heckel, Jean Haugh; William, Kenneth, John, Mason, and Sara Lowry; and six great-grandchildren.He spent his life serving his country, his family and his neighbors to the best of his ability. He believed in hard work, always doing your best, loyalty, and giving simply and unselfishly, without expecting anything in return. He was a great man and his family will miss him deeply.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 13, 2013