Albert F. Lowas Jr.
08/03/1949 - 07/19/2020

Albert F. Lowas Jr., 70, of East Berlin, entered into God’s eternal care on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at his home. He was the husband of Rosemary (George) Lowas with whom he shared 48 years of marriage. Born August 3, 1949 in Plainfield, NJ, he was the son of the late Albert F. and Muriel (Alt) Lowas.Albert retired from the United States Air Force Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel, and also retired as a Director of the Base Conversion Agency for the Senior Executive Service of the Department of the Air Force. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, New Oxford, where he was a member of the finance council and a Eucharistic Minister. Albert was a substitute teacher and the Robotics Club Advisor for Bermudian Springs High School, and he also served on the Adams County Planning Commission. Surviving in addition to his wife are three children, Dr. Albert F. Lowas III of Oklahoma City, OK, Dr. Stefanie Lowas of Worcester, MA, and Staff Sgt. Michael J. Lowas of LA; seven grandchildren, Michael J. Lowas Jr., Alyssa K. Lowas, Melanie R. Lowas, Brody Lowas, Reece Lowas, Sheldon Lowas, and Lela Lowas; and three siblings, Rita Valega of Stillwater, OK, Christina Kovalevich, and Wanda Zamini both of East Berlin. He was preceded in death by a sister Virginia Beiles. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held privately for the family at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, New Oxford, with burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives will be received for a viewing on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Contributions in memory of Albert may be made to The American Heart Association, 4250 Crums Mill Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112, or CureSearch, PO Box 45781, Baltimore, MD 21297-5781, or United Service Organizations, PO Box 96860, Washington, DC 20077-7677.




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Posted at:07/21/2020 4:04 pm
Stephanie Miller
Prayers and sympathy to Rosemary and the entire Lowas family. I am shocked to hear this news. Ryan spoke very highly of him throughout Robotics. He will be missed by a lot of people that he inspired to win competitions and get to World's!

Posted at:07/21/2020 6:06 pm
Jen Gastan
Rosemary & Michael, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time. May your memories sustain you through the days and months ahead. Please let me know if you need anything. Mr. Lowas was a great man and an incredible mentor to many students at Bermudian.

Posted at:07/22/2020 4:04 am
Chad Hastings
I am so sorry for your loss. I had the honor of working for Mr. Lowas from 1998-2004 at AFRPA in Rosslyn, Va. He was the BEST. I have very fond memories of him. A great leader, friend, and mentor. May he rest peacefully. Be well.

Posted at:07/22/2020 8:08 pm
Brandon Petcaugh
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm a fellow robotics coach, and he has been attending my events for several years. I always looked forward to seeing him there, because he loved to strike up conversations with me, and would just sit and talk until I inevitably got pulled away to help with something else. Very kind man, and his absence will definitely be noticed in the local robotics community. I will personally miss seeing him the few times a year that our paths crossed.

Posted at:07/22/2020 10:10 pm
Melissa Wagner
My prayers and sympathy to your family. I was a substitute teacher with Al at Bermudian. He and I had many wonderful conversations about so many things. He and I talked as weavout Bermudian and he loved this community. He always had a smile on his face and was so welcoming to everyone. The Bermudian family will miss him. Sending hugs to you all.

Posted at:07/23/2020 9:09 am
Jim and Bonnie Eddings
Bonnie and I were very saddened to hear of Al's passing. We remember our time together at Ramstein AB fondly. Al provided sage advice to Jim all the time and kept him out of trouble. Jim was especially fond of their "runches" together and looked forward to that every day. Our prayers are with your whole family.

Posted at:07/24/2020 11:11 am
Gregory Schoffstall
On behalf of myself and my family I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Lowas coached both of my kids in robotics and was a great inspiration and influence on both of them. I looked forward to seeing him at the competitions. He was a great man and inspired my daughter to push herself to her limitations. Thank you for all you did for my family Mr. Lowas, you will be missed. The Schoffstall family

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