Keith Darrell Lowe, 75, of Port of the Islands, Naples, Fla., died on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, at the Naples Community Hospital. He was born on Aug. 25, 1930, in Gladstone, NE, son of the late Kenneth Hugh and Lunette "Lou" Mewes Lowe.
Keith moved with his parents to Vienna, Va., in 1938. He served in the United States Navy at the Alameda Naval Station where he received an honorable discharge in 1949 and returned to Virginia. He moved to Naples in 1994.
Prior to his retirement in 1993, Keith was the owner and president of Metro Industrial Contracting of Detroit, Mich. During his career, he worked as a mechanical draftsman, mechanical engineer, project engineer and vice president in charge of construction. Keith's reputation among his peers was one of honesty, hard work and loyalty. He was well-liked and respected by his co-workers and employees.
Keith was preceded in death by three sons, David Hugh, Dana Keith Edward and Mark Quinten Lowe. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Lee; his sisters Norma Elizabeth Germeroth and Donna Rae Birdsong.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Eva (Boda); his daughter, BonnieRae Lowe; his son, Steven Howard Lowe; three step-children, Louis Bussa, Thomas Bussa, Tina Kerry Lyons; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Ralph Lowe of Mesa, AZ; two sisters, Doris Samplatski of East Windsor, CT and Zella Davidson of Chantilly, VA; and 17 nieces and nephews.
He recently became a member of the San Marco Catholic Church.
Keith loved his wife, children and grandchildren dearly and will be deeply missed by all of them. He was a good husband and outstanding father and the best of grandfathers. He was deeply loved by his family.
Last respects were paid on Sunday, Aug. 13 at the Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home, 577 Elkcam Circle on Marco Island. A funeral Mass will be held at the San Marco Catholic Church today at 11 a.m., followed by burial in Marco Island Cemetery.
Services will be officiated by Father Pat Boyhan.
Luncheon will be served at the parish hall following the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the San Marco Catholic Church, 851 San Marco Road, Marco Island