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Emory " Bob" Lowry

July 19, 1930 ~ April 26, 2018 (age 87)
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“The Man the myth”.  The Legend.  Men wanted to be him, and children looked up to him.  One woman had him all his life for over 65 years; to be exact.  Emory Robert Lowry died April 26, 2018 at age 87 years old.  Bob loved his wife Theresa Lowry she was his sun and the moon, his only love.  He had four children, Bobby, Dawn, Ann and James.  Bob lived and loved the outdoors.  He loved camping, canoeing, fishing he was a man of nature and the sea.  He served in the Navy.  He crossed the Artic and fed the polar bears and he loved serving his country.  He loved to laugh and enjoyed playing jokes.  He passed these traits onto his kids and grandkids.  Humor was his key to life. He used it in all aspects of his life. He got his degree in Accounting but decided that was not his calling and took a job in corrections at the Jessup correction facility.  This is where he worked over 35 years and retired as a Captain at the age 75.  He stated it was hard work but rewarding.  He believes you work hard for what you want in life.   He laughed much and had fun doing it. Bob’s philosophy in life was not to worry to much and use humor to get through the tough times.  Positive thinking is the key.  Bob was a hero to many especially his kids and grandkids.  He was adored by friends, family and love ones.

Bob Lowry had many valuable lessons that he taught his kids and grandkids.  One was help others always, don’t fight or worry it ages you.  Think positive and don’t over think.  Laughing is the key in life always find the humor. Rest and enjoy the moments. Bob always wanted to write a book on his career in the correctional facility.  He worked at Loyola college in Security at nights and started his book.  When he retired he would enjoy coin collections, and baseball cards.  He was a fan of the Orioles and the Ravens he went to the games, watched them with family and listen to them on the radio.  He enjoyed walking, playing horse shoes and a good game of cards. He did this all the way up until the end.  Bob loved life and felt it should be simple, he was a strong willed, healthy man. He was later in life diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and then this year with lung cancer.  But even with the odds against him he kept life simple and enjoyed it.  He was always telling stories, smiling, laughing, and Playing jokes. Why you ask because life is good.  He left this world to meet his lost loved ones.  Leaving behind him his wife Theresa Lowry who he loved greatly, and his 2 sons Bob Lowry and James Lowry, and 2 daughters Dawn Lowry and Ann Skinner, His grandkids who loved him dearly and his sister Faith, also many cousins, family and friends. 

Family members and friends will honor Bob’s life at the family owned and operated AMBROSE FUNERAL HOME OF LANSDOWNE, with a public viewing on Tuesday, 5/1/18 from 3-5pm & 7-9pm where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 5/2/18 beginning at 9:45am. Interment to follow in Crownsville Veterans Cemetery.

At the family’s request In lieu of flowers you may direct donations to the Alzheimer’s association/ and or American Cancer society in Bob’s memory.

Finally, the family asks in honor of Bob that you tell a funny story of him because he loved to laugh and really enjoyed life.   

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