Lakehurst Remembers Councilor Lowe – Jersey Shore Online

Councilman Gary Lowe, left, is joined by his son, Gary Jr. holding the Bible, as he receives the oath of office from Lakehurst Mayor Harry Robbins. (Photo by Bob Vosseller)

LAKEHURST – The Mayor, Council and Borough residents remember Councilor Gary L. Lowe as a dedicated family man to his community.

Lowe, 54, died Jan. 22. He served as a police sergeant for the Lakehurst Police Department before retiring. He was born in Portsmouth, Va., and resided in Virginia Beach before moving to the borough more than 40 years ago, according to his obituary.

Lowe served in the US Marine Corps from 1991 to 1995. He served two tours in Okinawa and was a member of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church in Lakehurst.

He was a member of Manchester Township’s Park Rod and Gun Club and has enjoyed the outdoors since he was a child. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and will be remembered for his devotion to his family.

Lowe is survived by his wife Amy, his sons Gary Jr and Carter of Lakehurst and his two daughters Claudia of Missouri and Desirae of Lakehurst. He is also survived by three brothers, James and his wife Mie of Whiting, Ray and his wife Tricia of Toms River and three grandchildren, Sean, Eli, Acen and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A private funeral mass was held at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown.

Mayor Harry Robbins congratulated Lowe. “It’s always difficult to lose a beloved member of our community, but in the case of Gary Lowe, it’s no understatement to say that we lost a patriot, a man who dedicated his life and career in public service.”

“A decade ago, he joined the borough council by taking the oath from his wheelchair where he had been confined since suffering a spinal injury in 2009. That didn’t bother him. discouraged, not a single day. Service was in Gary’s heart and blood,” the mayor said.

Mayor Robbins said Lowe served with the Lakehurst Police Department for 15 years, rising to the rank of sergeant and before that he served our country as a United States Marine for four years.

When he was sworn in years ago, he told reporters he hoped to help his community “preserve its small-town feel.”

“Gary enjoyed meeting people and his presence held an important place on the borough council, where he was both a devoted colleague and a trusted friend. My deepest condolences to his family. May we all uphold the high standards Gary set and may we continue to serve the community Gary cherished with the same passion he brought to the job every day,” Robbins said.

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