Roger D. Lowe

October 08, 1938 ‒ November 22, 2019

Loudonville, Ohio

LOUDONVILLE: Roger D. Lowe went to be with the Lord Friday morning, November 22, 2019, in Cleveland Clinic surrounded by his family. He was 81.

He was born on October 8, 1938, in Maysville, Ohio to parents Donald & Myrtle (Lafflin) Lowe. After he graduated from Loudonville High School with the class of 1957, he proudly served his country by joining the U.S. Marine Corp.

Roger worked at Bosch Rexroth in Wooster, where he worked for over 48 years until retiring in 2004.

In spare time, Roger was a long-time member of the Loudonville United Methodist Church, active with the church board of trustees. He was also a lifetime member of the Loudonville American Legion Post 257, the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2275, and a 46-year member of the Loudonville Lions Club.

Roger enjoyed his farm outside of Loudonville on Walley Road through-out the years. He particularly liked to raise goats. His love for the farm led him to supporting the Loudonville FFA and youth events at the Loudonville fair for several years.

He is survived by his children Judy (Jim) Sabo of Brunswick, Mike (Kelli) Lowe of Loudonville, Gary Lowe of Perrysville, David Lowe of Nashville, Kenny (Chelsea) Nyhart of Oak Hill, and Kelly Simone of Loudonville; grandchildren Kevin, Laci, Dakota, Sabrina, Brett, Ryan, Devin, Conner, Rachel, and Kamron; 5 great-grandchildren; his significant other of 35 years Sharon Barbee; siblings Jim Lowe of Loudonville, Tom (Nancy) Lowe of Troy, Beverly Wolf of Loudonville, Virginia Ann (Glen) Blubaugh of Mt. Vernon, and Debbie (Brad) Sigler of Wooster; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents.

The Lowe family will receive friends Monday, November 25, 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel. A memorial service honoring Roger’s life will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 11 a.m. Rev. Dr. Steven Sullivan will officiate.

Contributions in Roger’s memory to the American Cancer Society or the Loudonville-Perrysville School Foundation may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes- Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Roger’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at


  • I cannot begin to tell you how much Roger will be missed in this community. I was proud to serve with him in the Lions and treasure his example of service. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. Rest in Peace, Roger!

  • We are deeply saddened to hear of Roger’s passing. We enjoyed seeing him for lunch at Stake’s Shortstop and throughout the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the family through this difficult time. He will be greatly missed in our little community. Avis L Schaffer.

  • Prayers to all of Rogers family. It was my pleasure to work with Roger in the Lions club. He was our leader when it was time to set up for the Loudonville street fair. He made you feel good with his presence. Will be missed in our small town community. Rest in Peace my friend.

  • Very sorry to hear this news, had a great time with him and gary in myrtle beach bike week. Very nice guy,RIP and Semper Fi

  • My heart is broken. What a lovely man who has now gone. My prayers for his family 🙏🙏🙏

  • I will miss Rodger he’s been a trusted friend as well as his Children that i grew up with,
    The World is a lesser place. RIP I pray for his family

  • Our condolences to Roger’s family. His kindness to all will be remembered. Prayers for everyone in this difficult time.

  • I worked with Roger at Rexroth for 30+ years…..a great friend and such a gentleman. He also helped my family when we were raising goats. He faithfully remembered my birthday every year even after he retired and Rexroth, as we knew it, closed. I loved our friendship and will miss him dearly.

  • I am a younger cousin of Roger and siblings and also enjoyed the air boat rides on the river, sledding down the steep hills on the hood of an old car, riding in the old Jeep through the creak beds, and cranking up maple nut homemade ice cream. Wonderful memories over the years. Roger always had time to make us feel special. God bless you all at this time.

  • God bless and peace be with you, to all of Roger’s family in this difficult time. It was my pleasure working with Roger in our Lions Club, he was a get it done type of guy! Roger will be missed in our community. Certainly thinking and praying for Roger and his family.

  • Bob & I always enjoyed Roger, working with him in Lions Club and when out with his “partner in crime”, Dale Stake. Our thoughts are with you, Sharon, and the rest of the family as you spend this time of sadness with all the special memories through the years. Roger will be truly missed by all who knew him.

  • Sharon and Family….
    I had the privilege of working with Roger for the 18 years I was secretary at the church! As the trustee chair person, he came in weekly to check to see if we needed anything. If we called, he was there usually within half an hour. Personally, I grew to cherish our friendship and considered him a dear friend. My heart breaks for you all. I pray God is bringing comfort and peace to your whole family right now and during the difficult days, weeks, and months ahead!
    Cyndi Janeczek

  • On behalf of the OH-2 Zone 7 Lions Clubs, I extend our heartfelt sympathy in your time of loss.