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YOUNGSTOWN – There will be a Celebration of Life Service at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Cornersburg Baptist Church, 3898 Tippecanoe Road, for Richard F. Lowe, 88, who died early Wednesday morning at his residence. 

Richard was born Sept. 24, 1930, in Lenarue, Ky., a son of the late Elmer M. and Lahoma (Simpson) Lowe.

Richard served in the U.S. Navy and delivered bread for the Strohman Bakery for over 20 years before retiring. He was an active  member of the Cornersburg Baptist Church where he was the Lord’s servant. He was a truck stop chaplain for the many truckers at the Petro Station on Salts Springs Road, holding services there and also volunteered at several local nursing homes as a lay pastor. Richard was an avid golfer. 

His first wife, the former Vesta L. Mayle, whom he married April 11, 1955, died in February of 1999. Richard was given the second gift of love when he married his wife, the former Shirley Kountz on May 21, 2005, whom survives. 

He leaves three daughters, Veronica (Joseph) Salreno of Boardman, Vickie (Mike) Luther of Twinsburg, and Paula (Dominic) Cappabiana of Canfield; a son, Richard (Melissa) Lowe Jr. of Canfield;  four stepsons, Glenn (Kate) Kountz of Youngstown, Fred (Dawn) Kountz of Florida, Kenny (Colleen) Kountz of Mineral Ridge, and Chuck (Patti) Kountz of Hawaii; and one stepdaughter, Tina (Dale Brady) Carson of Austintown. Richard also leaves four brothers, Robert (Trudy) Lowe of North Carolina, Leroy (Carol)  Lowe of Florida, Ralph (Sharon) Lowe of Arkansas, and Randy (Debbie) Lowe of Austintown; one sister, Shirley Breitenreiter of Boardman; 10 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. 

Besides his parents and his first wife, Richard was preceded in death by a daughter, Colleen Lowe; and a grandson, Angelo Cappabianca.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.

Friends and family may visit to view this obituary and give their condolences.

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So Sorry

“I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad.He was truly a good man and a lot of fun to be around.Our thoughts and prayers go out to you as you go through this difficult time.”

 » Emil Basista on February 17, 2019

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