Ronald E. Lowry, 84, formerly of Carlisle, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017 in Green Ridge Village,
Newville. He was born on November 3, 1932 in Shippensburg, and was a son of the late Joseph L. Lowry and
Katherine D. (Pomeroy) Lowry Hughes. He was married to the late Ruby E. (Pittenger) Lowry, who passed away
on Oct. 26, 2008.
Ron graduated from Carlisle High School with the class of 1950. He served in the PA National Guard
for several years. He retired after many years of service and as a partner with the former Antrim Hardware
and Feed Store in Greencastle. He then worked part-time with McCune Lumber Co. in Shippensburg.
Ron was a member and lay leader at the Mt. Rock United Methodist Church, Newville. He was a longtime
member and Past Worshipful Master of Cumberland Star No. 197 F&AM, Carlisle. Ron was also a member
of the Zembo Shrine and the Harrisburg Consistory.
He is survived by one son, Douglas K. Lowry of Florence, OR, one daughter,
Debra R. Irwin and her husband, George of Carlisle, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers; Edward Lowry and Robert Lowry.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017
at 1:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor Linda L. Maifair officiating.
Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. A viewing will be held on Wednesday evening
from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral with a Masonic service to begin at 7:30 p.m. Following the burial,
a time of fellowship will be held at the Mt. Rock United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Mt. Rock United Methodist Church, 598 Mt. Rock Rd., Newville, PA 17241. www.Since1853.com
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and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. You have my deepest sympathies. I remember him well from
my teen years at McCallister. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Thank you for being like
a brother. I missed you for the past few years, thinking you were in Va with Debbie. Just read that you were at Green Ridge
Village in my town. So close. I love you and Ruby and you will both be in my heart forever.
Brenda Pomeroy Shull
Dear Deb, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your
father. Your parents were always so welcoming to my sister and I when we were young...such nice memories. I hope to
see you tomorrow. Lona
Lona Loy Vovakes
Dear Debbie and Doug, you both are in my thoughts and prayers. May Uncle Ron
Rest In Peace in the Heavens above. God Bless
Your Cousin, Rae
Dear Debra, I'm very sorry to hear of the passing of your
father. You and your family have my deepest sympathies and will remain in my prayers.
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