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Raymond Frome Lowry Jr.

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Raymond Frome Lowry Jr. Obituary
Raymond Frome Lowry, Jr.

Raymond Frome Lowry Jr., 98 years old, of Maumee, Ohio, passed away January 6, 2019, at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Ray was born September 5, 1920, on the passenger steamship, Empress of Asia, located in the Sea of Japan where his parents were bound for Tianjin, China, to begin their five-year relocation as Methodist missionaries. In 1943, he married Barbara Jean Potter of Detroit, Michigan. Ray served in the Army Air Corps as a navigator during WWII. He received his Engineering degree from the University of Toledo and went to work for Dana Corporation for 39 years as a metallurgist and retired to live in Canada Creek Ranch, Michigan.

He is survived by his loving wife of 75 years, Barbara; three children, Raymond III (Chieko), Philip (Randi), Elizabeth (Bill) Schmidt; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and sister, Betty Schaiberger. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond F. and Ruth (Howey) Lowry Sr.; and a brother, James Lowry.

Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, was a gregarious person and loved his 33 years at Canada Creek Ranch. He was an avid bow hunter, golfer, tennis player, and fanatical Michigan football fan. Probably his fondest stories originated from canoe trips with friends and relatives up in Ely, Minnesota. During his career at Dana, he developed driveshaft-related patents and was long time member of SAE. He was busy with his life after retirement, where he was active in the Lions Club, the Shriners, and a Regent at the United Methodist Church in Onaway, Michigan. He was also a member of the Canada Creek Ranch Board of Directors and served as its President.

A private funeral service will be held at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St, Maumee, OH. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg, Ohio. Online condolences may be shared at walkerfuneralhomes.com

Published in The Blade on Jan. 13, 2019
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