ALBERT JAMES LOW Jr.

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ALBERT JAMES LOW, JR. Einan's at Sunset Albert James Low Jr. was born on August 9, 1918 to Dr. Albert and Elizabeth Low in Roslyn, WA. He passed away on December 22, 2016 in Richland at the age of 98. Dad treasured his roots in Roslyn, and always shared his fond memories of growing up in the coal mining town and spending his afternoons fishing or just hanging around with his buddies after school in the woods behind his house. He graduated from Cle Elum High School where he was a drummer in the drum and bugle corps which won multiple state championships and a national title in 1934. He then pursued his College Degree at Washington State College (Now WSU). While there, he served as President of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house. During school vacations, he worked in the coal mines of Roslyn. He graduated from WSC with a Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1941. He was always proud to be a Coug. Six days after graduating college he got drafted into the Army and served in WWII for five Years. He served in the Philippines, Hobart, Tasmania and Brisbane, Australia as a Captain in the Army, involved in the Chemical Warfare division. It was in Brisbane that he met Mavis McMillan, who was an Australian beauty working as a secretary for the American Army. She was bold enough to accept his proposal and they got married in Brisbane in 1947. After living in Hobart for a short period after their wedding, they left the sunshine and moved back to Roslyn. Much to mom's chagrin, that was the year that Roslyn happened to have the biggest snowfall in years. They moved to the Tri Cities in the 1950's. They initially resided in Kennewick before settling in Richland for 45 years together before Mom's passing in 2000. They were married for 53 years. He began his career at Hanford in 1950 and worked in various Plant Engineer and Management positions with GE, ARHCO, Rockwell and Westinghouse. After retiring from the Hanford Site in 1982, he worked as a consultant for SAIC for several years. Dad and mom were season ticket holders for the Richland Bomber basketball teams for many years and enjoyed the Friday and Saturday evenings cheering at a raucous Art Dawald Gym. Dad always made sure we went to the memorable Regional and State playoff trips to Spokane and Seattle. After retiring he enjoyed spending time with family at their cabin on the Naches River. He had a true passion for fly fishing and appreciated the family gatherings there. He's always enjoyed having a puff of his pipe near the campfire and telling a few fish tales. He and Mavis travelled back to Brisbane several times to see family and friends. Dad's last visit to Brisbane was to spread some of mom's ashes in the Pacific Ocean with family and friends in 2001. He was a longtime member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Richland, where he graciously served in several roles including Sunday school teacher and Head Usher for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Elizabeth Low, sister Betty Collins, his wife Mavis, and a son, Jeffrey. He is survived by sons John (Katherine) Low of Sammamish, WA. Brent (Sophia) Low of Olympia, WA. Brad (Lynette) Low of Kennewick. He is also survived by grandchildren, Alex, Julia, James, Nathan, Tia, Andrew and Kyle, and several great-grandchildren. The Family would like to thank Pro-Case Management and Chaplaincy Hospice Care for their commitment to Dad's comfort and well-being. Memorial service will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 21, All Saints Episcopal Church, 1322 Kimball Ave. Richland, WA. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Chaplaincy Hospice Care at: http://chaplaincyhealthcare. org/donate-now/# Express your thoughts and memories on our online Guestbook at www.einansatsunset.com
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Jan. 15, 2017
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