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Donald Reed Lowmaster

November 6, 1939January 6, 2021
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Donald Reed Lowmaster passed peacefully on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at the age of 81.

Don was born to Fred W. Lowmaster and Wanda Grace Lowmaster (Hogan) on November 6, 1939, in Upper Sandusky, OH. He married Reiko Saito on July 8, 1968. They had one daughter, Anneliese. Don is preceded in death by his wife, parents, and brother Roger Lowmaster. He is survived by his daughter, Anna and son-in-law Alex Tsakiris, siblings Melvin Lowmaster, Lucy Schings, and Linda Jones, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Don proudly served our country in the United Sates Air Force from 1962 until he retired from the military in 1982. He continued a career in government service with the United States Postal Service from 1983 until retirement in 2004. His commitment to service and longevity is a testament to Don’s work ethic. He believed in hard work and was always volunteering for the tasks and shifts that others avoided. He received many commendations, awards, endorsements, and recommendations throughout both of his careers, too numerous to list.

Everyone who knew Don has an amusing story to tell. He told dad jokes before it was trending and had a way of making everyone he met smile and laugh. He was known for his love of jokes, orneriness, and mischievousness. Don enjoyed having fun, but his stubborn streak kept him motivated to provide for his family above all else. Understanding the value of his earned dollars, he tried to teach his daughter, Anna, how many ‘hours’ things cost when she was a child. The lesson she learned was that there were no amount of hours that were too much for him to give for her. He doted on his wife, Reiko, who was afforded the opportunity to be a stay home wife and mother. He showered Anna with love and always took care of her.

Don’s enduring acts of love were not limited to his immediate family. He was naturally charming and consistent to deliver affection. Don never missed an occasion to send a greeting card to friends and family or to help out.

The adage, life is not the same without you, strikes hard in the face of grief. While this is true for all those touched by Don, their lives aren’t going to be the same, but better for the legacy he leaves with them. While no funeral service is currently scheduled, a celebration of life ceremony may be announced at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to be sent to the Cure Alzheimers Fund (https://curealz.org/giving/donate/) or a charity of your choice in honor of Don’s memory.

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Brandi G

January 11, 2021

Anna, you were the daughter of the century. I can tell he knew how absolutely loved he was by you. You can rest knowing that you were there in the best of times and in the hard times. You’re in my thoughts. I’m sending peace and comfort your way.

Laura Greene

January 11, 2021

Anna and I have been friends for at least 38 years and her house was a second home to me growing up. Most of my memories of her family are through the lenses of childhood - I remember rabbits and tortoises, a fluff ball named Sugar, learning to cook top raman, a shag carpet, a drawer full of treats, dance classes at a community center, a freezer full of food I’d never heard of, a table full of smiling and laughing women speaking a language I didn’t understand, a room full of My Little Ponies and a garden of sunflowers. But more than anything - it was a home full of love and happiness. Mr. and Mrs. Lowmaster were kind, happy, accepting and patient. They are certainly reunited and clasping hands in a heaven - smiling at how proud they are of the wonderful woman their daughter has become. ❤️

Kristin Drake

January 11, 2021

Looking through the pictures, one can feel how much he adored you, Anna. The last one posted of you kissing him on the cheek is especially sweet. It’s apparent in all of the photos that he was filled with joy in these memories with his family. I always enjoy hearing ‘dad stories’ from you and look forward to others on this Memorial.

Anna, Alex, and family, you are in our thoughts. Cory and I love you and send our condolences and well wishes for peace.

Carrie Tsakiris

January 11, 2021

Although we had never met Mr. Lowmaster, I will say that he has raised a genuine and kind daughter that I am happy to call my sister-in-law. Our condolences to the whole family!
Carrie and EJ Tsakiris

Bill and Betty Reaties

January 9, 2021

The world is less without the kindness of Don Lowmaster. He, Reiko and Anna were beloved neighbors many years. The circle at Shadybrook Place was blessed with the presence and laughter of the Lowmasters. Our sincere condolences to Anna and Alex Tsakiris, and families.
William and Betty Reaties
John Russell and Will Reaties, Jr.

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