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Dennis Allen Lowmaster

September 29, 1947 ~ April 18, 2018 (age 70)

Dennis Allen Lowmaster, 70 of Pittsburgh, passed away following a twelve-year battle with cancer at UPMC Seneca Place in Verona, PA on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.  Dennis was born in Punxsutawney on September 29, 1947 to the late Telford Jonathan “Jack” and Lois Jean (Reed) Lowmaster.  Dennis married Kay Lorraine Fostiak on January 10, 1970.  Kay survives and resides in Pittsburgh.

Dennis was a US Navy Veteran and served on the USS Coral Sea during the Vietnam War.  Following service to his country, Dennis attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with honors with a Baccalaureate of Science in Safety.  He was then employed by the U.S. Department of Labor and Mine Safety and Health Administration. Dennis was a gentle spirit with a great sense of humor and loved to laugh and joke around.  He enjoyed sports, was a huge Steelers Fan, liked watching John Wayne movies and old westerns, and was especially fond of animals.  But most of all, Dennis loved his family and friends.  He and his friend John Fisk met each other during the Vietnam War and became very close, lifelong friends.    Dennis and his wife were members of the New Beginnings Church in Forbes Road, PA.   Dennis was a wonderful husband, brother, and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Kay; his brothers, Doug “Muggsy” Lowmaster and wife Cheryl of Coolspring and Kenneth Lowmaster and wife Linda of Tonawanda, NY.  He is also survived by his special aunt Debby Wasicki and husband Frank of Anita and his uncle Paul Reed and wife Betty of Anita.

In addition to his parents, Jack and Lois Lowmaster, Dennis was preceded in death by two brothers, Gary and David Lowmaster, and his uncle Ronald Reed.

Friends will be received at the Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc. in Punxsutawney on Monday, April 23, 2018 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home immediately afterwards beginning at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Jeff Bingman officiating. Military honors will be accorded at the funeral home.

Dennis will be interred at the Anita Community Cemetery.

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