Portsmouth City Councilman Thomas Lowe Representing the 6th Ward Has Passed Away
Portsmouth City Council has released this statement:
It is with great sadness that the Portsmouth City Council reports that we have lost a friend, colleague, and fellow Councilman, Thomas Lowe. Thomas passionately served the Sixth Ward for four and a half years, giving voice to those he represented.
“I remember Tom, a man of strong beliefs in his community and a good friend and representative of the Sixth Ward,” City Council President Kevin E. Johnson recounts. “I remember Councilman Lowe telling me, ‘I want to be the one who nominates you for Mayor because we go back together’, and he kept his word and nominated me for Mayor. Tom was a man that spoke his piece and really wanted to see the best for our City. Tom’s presence on Council, in the Sixth Ward, and in our friendship, will be sadly missed. I send all of Council’s prayers and condolences to his family.”
City Council Vice President Sean Dunn responds, “It was always fun serving with Tom, he was always supportive of me and my efforts. He was proud of being from Sciotoville; this was demonstrated by how he spoke of his ward. He was also proud to sponsor the Sciotoville softball team. He had a rock-and-roll personality, and will be missed.”
We will miss Tom’s insights, knowledge, wit, and humor. Our sincere condolences are extended to his family.
Funeral arrangements are pending. When available, the announcement will be in our Obituaries section.