Arthur Richard "Dick" Lowing, age 77, of Dacula, Georgia passed away on November 24, 2011 after a long battle with lung disease. He received his Civil Engineering Degree from Purdue University, where he was President of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. His career was in Structural Engineering with his final position as Senior Vice President of Sanders & Thomas in PA. He designed multiple rapid transit stations through out the country. Dick managed his team on several projects earning national awards including a project at Fort Drum. He was appointed to Gwinnett County Merit Board, served as treasurer on several political campaigns and his neighborhood HOA. Dick's main passion was his family and golf. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. James A. Lowing of Western Springs, IL and his sister, Carol Spitler of Elmhurst, IL. His survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Carol Lowing; daughters, Debbie & her husband, Mark Lockwood; Kathy and her husband, Tom McLaughlin and Patti Baker; grandchildren, Michelle & Doug Spears; Amy & Matt Sewell, Brian Lockwood, Jenny, Melissa & Brad Baker; great grandchildren, Mia & Ansley Sewell. A Service of Rememberance will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 2 o'clock at Wages & Sons. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Lung Association, 2452 Spring Road, Smyrna, GA 30080. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 12 o'clock until 2 o'clock at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. So sorry for the loss of your husband/father/grandfateher and friend.
    I am glad that the efforts group could be some comfort and education for him.

  2. A good man has passed the test of life. May you find comfort in his memory and feel peace in the continuation of your own journey.

    Another EFFORTS friend,

  3. Hello Carol, I’m sorry to hear about Dick. At 77 he lived a good long life and your 55 years together will leave you and your family many fond memories.
    Cherish those and the fact that he no longer suffers but is resting in peace.

  4. May your memories of the wonderful years that you had together be of help in this sad time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Karen D from EFFORTS

  5. Dick is resting and breathing easy now as his family and friends say goodby for now. I send my condolences to Carol and her family.
    Your EFFORTS friend Casey.

  6. I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.
    Another Efforts friend, Mary

  7. My sincere condolences to you and your family. May your fond memories sustain you through this difficult time and for the future.

    EFFORTS Member Violet Hecnar

  8. My deepest condolences to the family! Dick is resting in God’s arms and is finally at Peace!
    Another Efforts Friend.

  9. Thinking of you in the loss of your Husband and Father.
    There is a Love that will live forever, and there are memories that will shine through the sorrow.
    May they comfort you at this time.
    God Bless you especially during this time of great sorrow.
    With Deepest Sympathy
    Ida Mae WI

  10. Dear Friend,

    May the love and friendship you had together for so many years help sustain you through these difficult and very sad times ahead of you. May your loving family that you and Dick created together over these years help bolster you and bring you strength.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Carol and all your family. Dick is at peace now and no longer suffering. You were his caretaker and I know you did everything humanely possible to assist him through his terrible COPD ordeal. I hope you will find some peace in realizing this.

    Love, Mary Anne

  11. To Carol and family, my condolences to you all on the death of Dick.May he rest in peace. Kindest regards to you all. Marian EFFORTS member Ireland

  12. There are no words to soften the loss you are feeling. But please know that Dick is at peace and that the love you shared will continue through the ages.

    Soft hugs to you and the family from a Efforts friend.

  13. My thoughts and prayers are with you Carol and your family. You were a wonderful caregiver to Dick and your family can take pride in it. I so admired your care. He is breathing much easier now. An EFFORTS friend.

  14. Uncle Dick, you were, and still are, in my heart, a wonderful, kind and distinquished man and I am so blessed to have known you and of course, my prayers are with my wonderful Aunt and cousins and their family members!

  15. Carol,
    My deepest condolences for your loss. May all the wonderful memories of your life with Dick help to sustain you as you go through this difficult time. May the love of family and friends offer you comfort and peace.

    Dick is breathing easy now. As his caregiver, you did everything you could to ensure he had the best quality of life possible. I hope you find some comfort in knowing that.

    God bless you and your family.

  16. Dear Aunt Carol,
    We are so sad to hear that Uncle Dick had to leave you so soon. I will always remember him as a very smart man and with a gentle soul.
    I pray for peace and comfort for you and the family as you go through this journey together. With love to all of you,
    Philippa, Jamie, & family

  17. Our sincere condolences to Carol, Debbie, Kathy and Patti, and to Dick’s sons-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We feel blessed to have Kathy as a sister-in-law, and regret that we never had an opportunity to meet Dick Lowing. Sorry that we cannot be in Georgia with you all at this time. You’re all in our prayers.

  18. Dear Carol,
    So sorry to read of Dick’s passing, I felt as if we were neighbors, and always read your postings.

    Know we all felt what a loving wife you were and know it is a terrible loss for you. Praise God for the time you had and your loving family to be with you now.

    Prayers for you all

  19. Dearest Granny Carol & family,
    WE are sending prayers and thoughts to all of you. We were so fortunate to have Dick not only as a neighbor but a true friend. He was always kind and laughed easily. We have so many good memories and we thank Dick for gracing our lives. Love, Jan, Gene Morabito & family

  20. Dearest Granny Carol & family,
    WE are sending prayers and thoughts to all of you. We were so fortunate to have Dick not only as a neighbor but a true friend. He was always kind and laughed easily. We have so many good memories and we thank Dick for gracing our lives. Love, Jan, Gene Morabito & family

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