In Memoriam: Rumson-Raised, Former Sea Bright Resident, Area Sports Reporter, Jack Lowe Jr., 79

He said on multiple occasions, ‘I’m the luckiest man on the planet.’ His family and friends were blessed to have been graced by his presence — luckier than him, by far. We miss Jack so very much, but we celebrate his life well lived, and we will move forward with him in our hearts, while remembering his million watt smile and beautiful blue eyes. ~ family of Jack Lowe Jr.

Rumson-raised Hollis Jackson “Jack” Lowe Jr., of Highlands, passed away peacefully on Sept. 15 in Red Bank, surrounded by loved ones, two days shy of his 80th birthday. 

Jack Lowe Jr.
Photo/family via Thompson Memorial Home

At a time, “he lived in Sea Bright at the Peninsula House Beach Club, above Longo’s Restaurant, and then in Monmouth Beach with buddies John Rodgers and Bobby Waldron. They had some crazy experiences during those days being the Kahunas at the beach and playing football with the Bayshore Redwings. His days were spent with his friends, brothers, and beloved mother, and he enjoyed a lot of time in and around the water. He was an avid surfer, and during one winter spent all but three days riding waves!
He had novels of tales from reminiscing of his childhood and early adult life on the Jersey Shore. He was caring and smart, fun to be around, loved by all, and handsome
inside and out.
He shared his passion of photography with others, and was kind, friendly, and generous. He was known for his exceptional storytelling and was loved by all. Throughout it all, he loved stopping in at brother Chick’s Carriage House Marina in Sea Bright — a hub for the Lowe/Cunningham families.”

Loved ones of Jack Lowe Jr. in his obituary

The son of Margaret Sinnott and Hollis Jackson Lowe, he was He attended school in Rumson NJ, in addition to Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock VA.  Jack was a successful multi-sport athlete and had a large collection of trophies. He shared a dresser with brother Bruce, who described the trophies on top as appearing like a city skyline, with barely enough room for Bruce’s small trophy, won for a ballroom dance competition!  By far his best was a tall floor trophy for winning the local Junior Olympics.

Upon graduation in 1960, Jack became a sports writer for the Red Bank Register, a job he loved, working alongside his step-father, ‘Hy Spotting Sports’ Hyatt E. Cunningham, the Register’s Sports Editor and Photographer. He went on to work for the Asbury Park Press.

After starting his family, Jack left sports reporting to work at an auto parts distribution center, the foundation for his career in auto parts/battery sales and management. He relocated to California in 1973 for work and moved back to New Jersey to be closer to family in 2001.

Jack is survived by: his former wife, a forever friend and loving supporter, Ann Clayton Lowe, of Newburyport, MA; son, Derek Thomas Lowe, of Newington CT; daughter, Kathryn Courtney Luck, of Newburyport, MA; brothers, Bruce David Lowe, of Locust, and Charles Lance Cunningham, of Sea Bright; grandchildren, James Cameron Luck, Hayden Jackson Luck, Ashton Noelani Lowe and Averly Halanamalie Lowe; many loving nieces and nephews, and his significant other, Julie Rodgers, of Highlands.

He is preceded in death by his younger brother, Hyatt Cunningham.

A celebration of life is planned for Saturday Oct. 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. at his brother Lance ‘Chick’ Cunningham’s marina, Carriage House Marina, 1200 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright.  Donations can be made in Jack’s honor to Swim Across America.

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management