Patrick J. Lowther, a World War II veteran and retired Town of Amherst employee, died January 13, 2013 at his Chautauqua County residence. He was 86 years old.
Mr. Lowther, along with his sister Cathleen, was born in Long Island and raised by his parents, Pa-trick J. and Mary Doyle Lowther at the Williamsville estate of Reginald B. Taylor. Mr. Lowther's father trained the Taylor polo ponies and other horses at the Taylor acreage.
He left Bishop Neumann High School prior to graduation to enlist in the Marines, attaining the rank of corporal while fighting in the Pacific arena of WW II. He was a radio corpsman during the battle of Okinawa and served in China after the Japanese surrender. He was also a proud Lifetime Member of Amherst Township Post 416, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Williamsville.
Before being hired at the Town of Amherst Engineering Department, Mr. Lowther was employed in the construction industry working on many Amherst residences and commercial buildings. He retired from the Town of Amherst in 1989.
Loving father of Mary E., Theresa A., Michael A. (Catherine), John V. (Jill) Lowther, Deirdre E. Cannon and the late Patrick J. Lowther and Kathleen (Charles) Henretta. Grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle to many. Devoted friend of former wife, the late Joan Snyder Bradford, who died in 2002. Caring brother of the late Kathleen (late Norman) Williams. Mr. Lowther has donated his body to UB Anatomical Gifts. Private Services to be held at the convenience of the family.