SULLIVAN – George P. Lowndes, 89, died June 24, 2010, at an Ellsworth hospital. He was born July 6, 1920, in Newport News, Va., the son of Perry P. and Lillian E. (Berbert) Lowndes. As a young boy he helped his father cut wood during the Depression. They later moved to Thornwood, N.Y. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1942. He served in World War II and was stationed in Florida, where he was a crew chief repairing fighter planes. He received an honorable discharge in 1946. August 1945, he married Erma Christine Johnson of East Sullivan. After retirement in 1978 they moved to East Sullivan. Erma died Aug. 10, 2009, three days shy of 64 years of marriage. George had many hobbies, including woodworking, hunting, fishing, ice fishing, gardening and always had a big vegetable garden, which he shared with neighbors, friends and family. He is survived by three sons, George F. of Sullivan, Donald, and Dick and wife Karen, all of New York; grandchildren, Don, Jason, Michael, Kara, Amy, Ryan, Eddie, Edie and Jeff; and great-grandchildren, Ricky, Steven, Riley, Delaney, Casey and Ava. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. Interment will be after at Johnson Cemetery, Sullivan. Contributions in George’s memory may be made to Robert and Mary’s Place, 50 Meadowview Lane, Ellsworth, ME 04605. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.
GEORGE P. LOWNDES
Posted June 27, 2010, at 1:23 p.m.