Lawrence Lowe, a current resident at Mountain Top Senior Care in Mountain Top, peacefully fell asleep with the Lord surrounded by his loving family Tuesday evening. He was 78. Larry was formerly of the Newtown section of Hanover Township and most recently of Mountain Top, where he resided with his daughter and grandsons.
Born in Wilkes-Barre on May 14, 1934, he was the son of the late William and Grace Thomas Lowe. He was a graduate of Wilkes-Barre Township High School, class of 1952. Larry was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving in the Korean War from 1953 to 1957.
Larry worked as a plumber and pipefitter in the Wilkes-Barre area most of his life. Before his retirement, he was employed by the Local 524 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union as a master plumber. He also was a member of the American Legion 673, Ashley.
He was an avid Penn State and Boston Red Sox fan. He loved to be in the company of his family and friends, always with a story to tell and an occasional joke or two. His greatest joy was spending time with his best buddies, Jacob and Zachary. They were the lights of his life. His smile, laughter and friendship will be deeply missed by all who called Larry their friend.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his true love, his beloved wife, the former Mary Leonard, who passed away May 21, 2000. Larry and Mary were united in marriage on Oct. 24, 1964 and together they shared 36 beautiful years of marriage. He also was preceded in death by his brother, Keith Lowe; his sister, Bette Klepac; and his nephew, Brian Lukasavage.
Surviving are his daughter, Linda Antosh; and his grandsons, Jacob and Zachary Antosh, Mountain Top. Also surviving are sisters, Mrs. Rawleen Leeds and Mrs. Jean Boyle, both of Wilkes-Barre; and brother, William Lowe, Sarasota, Fla.; in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene (Joan) Schneider, Atkinson, N.H.; Mr. and Mrs. Neal (Eileen) Murphy and Mr. and Mrs. Mark (Patti) O'Malia, Wilkes-Barre; Ms. Barbara Lukasavage, Dallas, and Mr. William Leonard, Willowbrook, Ill.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Nat and Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Relatives and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Carol Coleman will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Larry's memory to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509. Online condolences may be sent by visiting Lawrence's obituary at www.natandgawlasfuneralhome.com.
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 11, 2013