Warner J. Lowey, died August 11, 2018, at the age of 87. He had moved to Massachusetts three years ago to live near his family, following the death of his wife of almost 60 years, Judy Lowey, in 2014.
Born in Eberswalde, Germany, on May 20, 1931, Warner was the single child of Alfred and Margarete Loewy. His parents owned a shoe store and were forced to leave Germany in 1938, and moved to a Jewish ghetto community in Shanghai, China. Warner and his parents lived there for the next eight years and then made their way via boat to San Francisco before settling in New York City in 1947.
Warner received his degree in accounting from New York University in 1954 and married Judy Birnbaum on March 20, 1955, while serving in the Army at Fort Dix. Upon leaving the service, he began working at an accounting firm, Brout and Company, and worked there as an accountant and partner until his retirement in 1990. Warner, Judy and their three sons, Kenneth, Kevin and Keith, moved from Manhattan in 1959 to a new housing development in Kendall Park, N.J. Many happy years followed in Monroe Township, N.J., until his move to Walpole, Mass.
Warner enjoyed travelling and hot air ballooning with his wife. He collected stamps and coins and was a voracious reader. He became a New York Yankees fan when he first moved to the United States and never lost his passion for the Yankees, even when he moved to Red Sox Nation.
Warner had a deep love for his family. He had a quiet, loving presence and was fully devoted to his wife and children. His surviving family includes three sons and their wives, Ken and Anne Lowey of Westwood, Mass., Keith and Lisa Lowey of Medway, Mass., and Kevin and Jane Lowey of Brewster, Mass.; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Bridget and Tobias Koha, Aaron Lowey, Drew and Brittany Lowey, Joe and Lauren Lowey, Kate and Callum Borchers, Morgan and Craig Pfizenmaier, Alexa Lowey and Jake Lowey; and six great-grandchildren, Emily, Maisey, Carter, Finley, Liam, Travis and baby Eleanor Pfizenmaier on the way!
Warner will be missed for his kind heart, his caring nature and his gentle spirit. He went by many names: Dad, Warner, Saba and Grandpa. We love you. Rest in joyous peace!
A private memorial service for family will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HOPE worldwide at www.hopeww.org