Died at home on January 13, 2013, in Arlington, Virginia. A New York City native, he was the son of John and Eileen Lowry. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He graduated from Manhattan College and received his Ph.D. in American literature from New York University. He was a professor emeritus of Trinity Washington University, where he taught for roughly three decades. A specialist in American literature of the 1920s and 1930s, he also taught at Mary Washington College, Georgetown University, and Catholic University. Dr. Lowry was a devoted World War II buff and scale modeler, loved Big Band music, and was a friend of cats everywhere. He is survived by his wife, Susan, and his sons Robert and Richard, and will be missed by his daughter-in-law, Vanessa. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5533 16th St N, Arlington, Va., on Saturday, January 19, at 11 a.m.