George E. "Skipper" Lowis Jr. of Dayton, NY died April 2, 2014.
Born Sept. 4, 1927, the son of the late George E. Lowis Sr. and Louise (Franklin) Lowis.
Survived by his wife of 66 years, Marlene (Griem) Lowis; daughters Nancy (Charles) Arrigo, Linda (Fredric) Weyand, Melissa (Lee Schmittendorf) Peters, and Joni (Ronald) Rose, four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Predeceased by one sister, Betty Allen.
Skip operated his own excavating business from 1950 until his retirement at which time he enjoyed running machinery on his farm. He was an avid NASCAR fan having himself raced in early sanctioned NASCAR races. He enjoyed operating his various machinery, a good glass of beer, making wine, ice fishing, traveling, cutting firewood, Sunday morning polka music, reading and visiting with his many friends. His favorite times were spent surrounded by his family. He was a member of the American Legion Post 1593, Operating Engineers Local 17, Fredonia Beaver Club, Gowanda Slovenian Club, Dayton Volunteer Fire Company, Exempt, and the Dayton IOOF until its closure.
Skip was one of the best examples of "The Greatest Generation That Ever Lived," and was a WWII Veteran serving in the Army attaining the rank of Sergeant.
Arrangements are private. Memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute or the charity of one's choice.