Joseph A. "Joe" Lowry
McCrery & Harra Funeral Home
3924 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE
Joseph A. Lowry "Joe"

Joseph A. Lowry (Joe), 81, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Thursday, July 8, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was born in Philadelphia, PA., and was the son of the late Teresa (Durney) and Joseph F. Lowry.

After graduating Monsignor Bonner High School, Joe went on to obtain an Economics degree from Villanova University, an MBA in Finance from Drexel University and a CPA license. Joe started his career at Deloitte Haskins and Sells and then went on to DuPont de Nemours, Inc spending over 30 years in a variety of corporate finance roles including mergers and acquisitions, financial analysis while ending his career as Director of Accounting Policy. He had many interests including flounder fishing off the Jersey Coast, golfing (racking up 3 holes-in-one), reading and traveling (especially to Italy and Ireland) but what gave him the most joy were holiday dinners with family and relatives and summers at his Jersey shore house with as many children, in-laws and grandchildren as possible. Joe's sense of humor, wit and caring nature will be sadly missed by his children, relatives and friends.

He is survived by; a daughter, Marguerite C. Yesulaitis (Joseph); 3 sons, Joseph M. (Juli), Christopher J. (Wendy) and Stephen T. (Debra); 7 grandchildren, Paul (Jackie), McKenzie, Connor, Britney, Emily, Jacob and Hannah and a brother, James Lowry. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 52 years, Marguerite in 2014 and his sister, Patricia (Allen).

A visitation will be held on Monday, July 26 from 10:30 am-12:00 noon followed by Celebration of Life service at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, Delaware. Burial will be private to family at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Vasculitis Foundation PO Box 28660 Kansas City, MO 64188 . For online condolences visit:

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Jim and Judy Kelly
July 26, 2021
Margie, Joe, Chris and Steve: We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He was a special man who was always so kind to us and our family. We pray that you find comfort knowing your parents are together again. We are sorry that we are unable to attend the service. Please know you are all in our hearts and prayers. Paul, Jodi, Kali, Lauren & Lynsey
The Bachman Family
July 25, 2021
Your Honor Foods Family
July 23, 2021
We met only about 3 years ago. It is always fun and a pleasure chatting and dining with you in our Wednesday dinner group. We miss you. RIP. Tony Sun, M.D.
Antonio M Sun
July 21, 2021
Even though I knew your Dad a short time it was a pleasure knowing him and to call him a friend. He was such a gentleman!
Millie Manelski - Dinner club
July 18, 2021
Although I have known Joe´s son Chris for over 30 years, I met Joe about 5 years ago at the DuPont Country Club. Whenever our path´s crossed no matter how brief, Joe would have a smile on his face and would take the time to stop and talk to me. Usually the conversation was either his swing or our families. Even at 80 years old Joe still had that desire to lower his handicap. We would run into each other at the driving range, on the putting green, between 9´s or just getting in or out of our cars. No matter where Joe would take the time to share stories about a round of golf, a swing thought or an update on where and what Chris was doing. Joe may you Rest In Peace and continue your thirst to lower your handicap. Joe I will miss your smile but more importantly I will miss the moments however brief that we were able to share our life´s memories together. I know you will bring a tremendous joy to heaven as you did on earth. May God Bless You! Sincerely Paula and Dick Matthias
Dick Matthias
July 18, 2021
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