Frank R. Lowrey ’46

Frank R. Lowrey ’46 died April 5, 2013, in Panama City Beach, Fla. He was born on August 28, 1924, in Caribou and graduated from Caribou High School, where he participated in the band and orchestra. He also played clarinet, saxophone, and ukulele in a popular local swing band. He served to technical sergeant in the Army Dental Corps with the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces in England, France, and Germany during World War II. He attended Bowdoin from 1942 to 1943 and 1946 to 1947, a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1951, a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. After completing an internship at Philadelphia General Hospital, he returned to Caribou and joined his father’s practice, where he served the community for thirty-eight years. He was honored as a fellow of Academy of General Dentistry and served as president of Aroostook County Dental Society and as a member of the executive council of the Maine Dental Society. He was appointed by Gov. John P. McKernan to the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners, on which he served from 1981 to 1992, including time as secretary-treasurer. He was a fifty-year member of Rotary International and was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship. He was a longtime member of Unitarian Universalist Church, Caribou, and served as its president. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Marie “Bee” Jullianelle Lowrey; sons Dr. Christopher Higgins Lowrey ’79 and Dr. Nathan Surgisson Lowrey; and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by brother Peter S. Lowrey and sister Judith Lowrey Ingram.

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