Harry Clifton Lowe Sr., 74, owned nursery businessRetired...

November 14, 1995

Harry Clifton Lowe Sr., 74, owned nursery business

Retired Navy Cmdr. Harry Clifton Lowe Sr., who owned a nursery business, died Saturday of cancer at his home in Stevensville.

Commander Lowe, who was 74, started Lowe's Bayshore Nursery in Stevensville after his retirement from the Navy in 1966. He retired last summer from active operation of the nursery.

Born in Stevensville, he was a 1938 graduate of Stevensville High School and attended the Severn School before entering the Naval Academy. He graduated from the academy in 1943 as a member of the class of 1944.

He received a personal commendation in 1958 from the commander of the Nationalist Chinese air force for his help as commander of a radar destroyer, the USS Dennis J. Buckley.

In addition to the Naval Academy Alumni Association, he was a member of Kent Island United Methodist Church and the Kent Island Heritage Society.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Kent Island United Methodist in Chester.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Olive Bryan; three sons, Harry Clifton Lowe Jr. of Stevensville, Robert Carroll Lowe of Conway, Ark., and William Cray Lowe of Hollywood; a daughter, Lynda Lowe Lake of Crofton; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Elizabeth Lee O'Brien, 88, taught in public schools

Elizabeth Lee O'Brien, who taught in public schools in Baltimore as a young woman, died Sunday at St. Agnes Hospital after a stroke. She was 88.

Mrs. O'Brien had lived in Charlestown Retirement Community for about two years and for 10 years before that in Roland Park where she had moved from Douglaston, N.Y.

The former Elizabeth Lee was a native of White Post, Va., and a graduate of what is now Towson State University.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was active at St. David's Episcopal Church in Roland Park.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today in Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, 711 Maiden Choice Lane at Charlestown.

She is survived by her husband, William J. O'Brien; two sons, William J. O'Brien Jr. of Coral Gables, Fla., and Edward L. O'Brien of Washington; and two grandchildren.

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