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 WWII and was stationed in Florida, where he was a crew chief repairing fighter planes. He received an honorable discharge in 1946. In August 1945, he married Erma Christine Johnson of East Sullivan. Following 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: woodworking, hunting, fishing, ice fishing, gardening and he 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, Dick and wife, Karen, all of New York; grandchildren, Don, Jason, Michael, Kara, Amy, Ryan, Eddie, Edie and Jeff; great-grandchildren, Ricky, Steven, Riley, Delaney, Casey and Ava.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. Interment will follow 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.