June 2, 2013
New Orleans - The Tulane Athletics family lost one of its own on Saturday as former head equipment manager David Lowry passed away of complications from cancer. He was 47.
"We are deeply saddened with news of Dave Lowry's passing and our condolences go out to his entire family," Tulane Director of Athletics Rick Dickson said. "Dave came to us shortly after Hurricane Katrina and quickly made an impact on all of us with his tireless work ethic, but cheerful demeanor. He took great pride in his service to all of our student-athletes and will be missed by all."
A native of LaPlace, La., Lowry joined the Tulane family in 2006 as the head equipment manager and also served as the public address announcer for Green Wave baseball games. During his seven-year tenure, Lowry oversaw the equipment needs for each Tulane sports program and also assisted with the Allstate Sugar Bowl, the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl and the BCS National Championship, as well as many other events.
He also served as a press box voice for the St. Charles Catholic Comets, the Nicholls State Colonels, the UNO Privateers and the Southeastern Lions.
Prior to Tulane, Lowry was an educator and softball coach in St. John the Baptist Parish. He was the athletic director for seven years and was also an assistant baseball coach and head softball coach at St. Charles Catholic High School in LaPlace. He led the Lady Comets' softball team to consecutive state runner-up finishes in 2005 and 2006.
Lowry is survived by his wife, Tricia, and six children: Kaitlyn, Hannah, Trey, Duncan, Hunter and Aidan.
Relatives and friends and staffs of St. Charles Catholic and Tulane University are invited to attend services. Visitation will be at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church, 1809 Greenwood Dr., LaPlace, La., on Tuesday June 4, 2013 from 9-11 a.m., followed by Mass at 11 a.m. Burial will be at the St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery in Destrehan, La.
In lieu of flowers, Masses or donations are preferred to Blessed Francis Seelos Church, New Orleans, La., or The Lowry Family Fund. Arrangements are by the Millet-Guidry Funeral Home in LaPlace.