William Sherman Lowry, Sr.

Branch of service U S Army
Date entered service
Date discharged
Born 11/14/1897
Died 5/15/2000
Buried Rest Haven Memorial Gardens Frederick, MD



Herald Mail, May 17, 2000

 William Sherman Lowry Sr., 102, of 324 W. Potomac St., died Monday, May 15, 2000, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.  Born Nov. 14, 1897, in Washington County, he was the son of the late David Sherman and Lilly Mae Everhart Lowry.  He was a retired carman with the B&O Railroad, Brunswick.  A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in World War I in the Philippines and France, and was recently awarded the French Legion of Honor.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church.  He was a member of Brunswick Lodge 191 A.F.&A.M., Steadman-Keenan Post 96 American Legion and V.F.W. Post 10421, all of Brunswick.  He served on the Brunswick History Commission. In November he was elected as grand marshal of the Brunswick Veterans Day Parade.  He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Mildred Dolan Lowry; a son, William Sherman Lowry Jr. of Bradenton, Fla.; four grandchildren, Linda S. Veinot and William D. Lowry, both of St. Louis, Mo., Debra A. Killalea of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Michael Lowry of Middletown, Md.; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by four sisters, Myrtle L. Bingham, Louise L. Marsden, Geraldine L. Virts and Helen L. Cassel; and three brothers, Vernon Lowry, Paul Lowry and Deroy Lowry.  Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Brunswick. The Rev. Clark D. Carr will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.  The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m., with a Masonic memorial service at 7:30 p.m., at John T. Williams Funeral Home, 100 Petersville Road, Brunswick, which will be open from 3 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701