Victor H. Lown

Victor H. Lown

ALTAMONT – Victor H. Lown, “was a man of many things,” his family wrote in a tribute: a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather –“Poppy Vic,” as he was known to his grandchildren. He died on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. He was 86.

Mr. Lown was born on June 15, 1931, in Romeo, Michigan, to Harold and Ida (née Decker) Lown.

Mr. Lown served his country honorably and faithfully in the United States Navy, his family said.

In 1954, he married Nancy J. McCann, and together they raised their family in Altamont.

Mr. Lown was an electrician for Elevator Constructors Local 35 for many years, retiring in the late 1980s. In retirement, Mr. Lown enjoyed working in his metal and wood shops. In the 1980s, he ran a local bar and restaurant, the former Motty’s on Route 20.

“Vic was a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend,” Mr. Lown’s family wrote.

He enjoyed spending time with family and friends; camping; boating on Lake George; fishing, especially on Warners Lake; and watching NASCAR races.  

was not able to do all of LownAs he got older and became ill, Mr. things he loved; however, he received great pleasure from mowing his lawn – he took pride in that simple accomplishment, Mr. Lown’s family said. “As a matter of fact, he was able to do that one last time just a few days before his passing,” his family wrote, “which made us all happy to see him so pleased with that.”


Victor H. Lown is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nancy; his children, Michael Lown, Timothy Lown and his wife, Pamela, Nancy Herrmann and her husband, Richard, and Linda Lown; his sister, Barbara Gardella; his grandchildren, Jessica, Christopher, Josh and his wife, Stephanie, Brittany and her husband, Matthew, Austin, Connor, and Brent; his great-grandchildren, Forrest and Chad; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He will be missed by his black Lab, Bear, and his beagle, Lady.

Mr. Lown’s parents died before him, as did his brother, Roger, and the life partner of his son, Michael, Vicky.  

Mr. Lown’s family would like to give a very special thanks to his home health-care givers: Jane, Colleen, Harriet, Kim, Christina, Rose, and Isabel, for their love, LownMr. care, and support through his illness.

Memorial contributions may be made to your local animal shelter or humane society.

Services for Mr. Lown will be held at a future date.  

– Sean Mulkerrin


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