Obituary: Donald B. Lowy, 67

Donald Bondy Lowy, 67, of Wilton, Conn., passed away peacefully on Friday, July 7, 2017. His kindness, wisdom and unyielding commitment to his family will be profoundly missed.

He leaves behind his wife of nearly 30 years, Angela Lowy, and their two daughters, Victoria (Tory) and Sarah. Additionally, Don is survived by his three sisters and their spouses: Susan and Jay Darby of Watertown, Mass., Patricia Lowy and Dan Frank of New York, N.Y., and Alison Lowy and Peter Dopsch of Larchmont, N.Y. He is also survived by four nephews and three nieces. He was predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and Ruth Lowy, lifelong residents of Larchmont, N.Y., where Don was raised.

Don graduated from Syracuse University in 1972 with a BS in Fine & Studio Arts, and from Yale School of Drama in 1976 with an MFA in Scenic and Lighting Design.

His professional career began in advertising at Ted Bates, before he quickly rose through the ranks at leading agencies, combining his analytical skills with creative insights from his background in theatre. In 2000, he set his sights on the pharmaceutical industry, and in 2012 was inducted into the DTC (Direct to Consumer) Hall of Fame while he was VP, Global Advertising and Marketing at Merck.

Don's interests were vast and included the performing and visual arts, cooking, photography, carpentry, and painting. Theatre and music brought him great joy, and he delighted in his duties as a member of Yale School of Drama’s Board of Advisors, and serving on the board of Yale Summer Cabaret. Most recently, he spent a year cataloguing, organizing and digitizing the collection of photographs put on view for Yale Repertory Theatre’s 50th Anniversary Exhibition.

As an Eagle Scout, Don loved the outdoors. He had a passionate love for learning and read voraciously. Many people would say that Don was one of the most interesting people they had ever met. His ability to synthesize complex information into palatable discussion topics enriched the time he spent with people from all spheres of his life. He was truly a Renaissance man.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Oct. 14, 11 a.m. at the Unitarian Church in Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road., Westport, CT. Donations in Don's memory may be made to either the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ( or Stamford Hospital (