We are sad to report that a good Friend of Meigs Field has passed
Ed Lowenstern, known to most under his
pen name, Ed Lowe, has written many columns supportive of Meigs, the
Friends of Meigs Field, and critical of plans and actions to close the
airport. He wrote for a number of years for the River North
News, before taking his talents to Inside Publications. He also
wrote for many other local and national publications.
In 2005, Ed was presented with the
"Above and Beyond" award by the Meigs Action Coalition for
his journalistic work in support of the beleaguered airport.
We will miss Ed a lot.
Below is the item that will run this
week in Inside Publications (http://www.insideonline.com/)
Senior Writer Ed Lowe dies
Ed Lowenstern, a longtime
contributor to Inside Publications, died Saturday, Oct. 21, at the age
of 80. Under the name Ed Lowe, he wrote a regular column called The
LoweDown for Inside Lincoln Park that attracted a substantial
following, with no subject safe from his analysis and wit. Ed traveled
the world with his wife, Lois, and brought back well-researched,
eminently readable articles that made readers feel we'd been there,
too. With photos by Lois and text by Ed, each article presented a
satisfying "inside view" of an interesting place.
Fortunately for the readers of
Inside, Ed also covered many critical news stories. His outstanding
education enabled him to write insightfully on difficult, complex
urban issues, clarifying what was at stake and why there were no easy
The staff at Inside will miss him
even more than the readers. We could always count on Ed to be a wise
and compassionate voice among all the cacophony in the world. He made
the world a much better place with his life.
Besides his wife, Lois (nee
Gilbert), Ed leaves three children, Ken (Margy) Love, Linda Pady, and
Michael (Katherine) Lowenstern. He had eight grandchildren:
Christopher, Robert, Jennifer, Sarah, Andrew, Denver, Danielle, and
Ariel, as well as three great grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be
held at Temple Sholom of Chicago, 3480 N. Lake Shore Drive, at 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 29. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made
to the American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 900,
Chicago, IL 60604. For more information, call Weinstein Funeral Home
Chicago Chapel at (773) 761-2400.
A few travel articles and several
LoweDowns have not yet run in the paper, and Inside plans to print
them in future issues.
Also, you can view the Chicago
Tribune's obituary at: http://www.legacy.com/chicagotribune/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=19722275