Capt. John T. Lowe ’33

Capt. John T. Lowe ’33, U.S. Navy retired, of Saint Simons Island, Ga., died August 15, 2005. He was the former commanding officer at the Glynco Naval Air Station in New Brunswick. He finished his thirty-year career as a Navy carrier pilot as the last commander of the NAS Gynco when it closed in 1962. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in 1934, he distinguished himself in numerous actions providing air support in the Pacific Theatre during World War II, including Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, and Japan homeland. He served on the carriers Enterprise, Yorktown, and Lexington, and survived substantial damage to these ships by the Japanese. After retiring from the Navy, he spent fifteen years working for the Sea Island Company handling its real estate transactions. Survivors include three sons, F. Rockwell Lowe, 1592 River Ridge, Williamsburg, Va. 23185, David Lowe of Modesto, Calif.; and John E. “Jet” Thompson of Baltimore, Md.; and four grandchildren, Alex Lowe, Lindsay Lowe, Austin Lowe, and Alexa Lowe.