When people enter the gym at St. John Fisher Elementary School (SJF), they will see on a shiny new floor, featuring the name at midcourt of a fallen hero: Conner T. Lowry
In addition, they will see phrases that describe Lowry and his personality: “Live Life Large” and “Live Life Kind.”
Horse Theif Hollow presents Summer Swelter with the proceeds to benefit programs for veterans and the Conner T Lowry Memorial Fund. $20 admission that includes 3 foot or beer tickets.
Shane M. Slosar has decided to run the 41st Marine Corps Maraton in honor of Conner. He is accepting donations on gofundme and all of the proceeds will go to the Conner T Lowry Memorial Fund.
I will be running the 41st Marine Corps Marathon on October 30th, 2016 in honor of Cpl. Conner T. Lowry.
Cpl. Conner T. Lowry, an ammunition technician chief and fire team leader with Golf Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment Golf Battery, was KIA on March 1st, 2012, in Kajaki, Afghanistan . He was 24 years old.
Conner Lowry was the beloved son of dear family friends in Beverly, Chicago. Conner always said “Live Life Large”. Proof of his motto is in his scores of friends, most of whom he described as “his best friends.” He loved as hard as he was loved. His adventurous spirit took him across the country, and eventually across the world as a Marine. And for every adventure is a T-Shirt, a photograph, and most importantly, a story. Lowry stories are always rich in detail, humor, and filled with a little mischief. Conner was tall, handsome, funny, playful, and giving. His heart was open to anyone in need, whether it was a friend who needed a ride or a fellow soldier who needed safety. The “Live Life Large” wristband I still wear on my wrist serves as a constant reminder of his service and sacrifice.
It is this spirit that the Conner T. Lowry Memorial Fund hopes to nurture for future generations for educational scholarships and to assist veterans and their families in need.
It is an honor to participate in the Marine Corps Marathon and I thank you for your contributions!
Shane M. Slosar
Live Live Large
By: Kevin Canavan
There once was a hero in a far off land
Yes, there was evil, but this hero would stand
He was a kid like me and you
He even went to SJFand Brother Rice too
The boy loved living; he saw every day as a gift
Whenever you were down, he would give you a lift
Live Life Large; this was his motto
Every day for him was like winning the lotto
High school was ending; he was becoming a man
Most kids don’t know what to do, but he had a plan
This time of life can be confusing for teens
But Conner had decided to join the Marines
Making this decision comes with great sacrifice
In defending our freedom, he payed the ultimate price
This hero had fallen and we grieved in his death
But heroes live on, even after their last breath
It was this neighborhood in which he took such great pride
For he loved nothing more than his dear ol’ South Side
What better way to honor such a great guy
Than to give back to his roots to help fellow Falcons fly
Through the great generosity of those who loved him most
This brave, young soldier now mans a new post
He watches over us now, that is his charge
His legacy inspires us to always Live Life Large
Now it is time for us all to do our part
Semper Fi, Conner Lowry
Forever in our hearts