John Douglas Lowin
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Town of Clinton - John Douglas Lowin, a Town of Clinton resident for 39 years, died Monday, June 10, 2013 at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie after a brief illness. He was 83.
John was born July 27, 1929, In Montreal, Canada, son of Alfred Henry Lowin and Annie Marie Stock. He married Katherine Anne Zicari, on July 14, 1956 in Endicott, NY. Katherine preceded him in death in 2000.
Survivors include daughter, Anne-Marie Weber of Charleston, South Carolina; and sons, Stephen D. and his wife Elaine of Red Hook, NY; and Thomas E. and his wife Dené of Boca Raton, FL; Mea vanAlderwerelt and husband, Russell Smith of Port St.Lucie FL., eight grandchildren, Lindsay, Kyle, Heather, Robert, Courtney, Hannah, Danielle, Abigail, four nieces and three nephews, and sister-in laws Emily Bell Lowin and Patricia Henderson Lowin. His three brothers predeceased him.
He served in the US Army Signal Corps, and was stationed in Japan during the Korean War attaining the rank of Sargent. He became a U.S. citizen in Tokyo, Japan in 1954. He attended Harpur College and Rutgers University. |
He joined IBM in 1954 in Endicott, and also worked in Owego, Manhattan, Norfolk, VA, Poughkeepsie, and Kingston holding positions in planning, strategy and management retiring after thirty-three years in 1987. He was a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club.
John was a Boy Scout leader for many years. He also taught CCD and RCIA at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church. He is a member of St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, Pleasant Valley, NY.
After retiring from IBM, John and Kathy ran Five Star Farm in Clinton Corners enjoying their shared passion of gardening. John was a founding member of Hudson Valley Growers. He also served as a zoning officer for the Town of Clinton.
Visitation will be Friday, June 14 from 5-8 pm at Allen Funeral Home, 1605 Main St., Pleasant Valley. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, June 15 at 10 am from St. Stanislaus Church, Main St., Pleasant Valley. Interment will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, Poughkeepsie.
Memorial donations may be made in John's memory to a house of worship of your choice.
If you would like to sign a guest book and for directions, please visit www.HudsonValleyFuneralHomes.com
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from June 13 to June 15, 2013