Jefferson Lab Mourns Passing of Hugh Loweth; Funeral is July 6 in Alexandria

Jefferson Lab Mourns Passing of Hugh Loweth; Funeral is July 6 in Alexandria

Hugh F. Loweth, 90, longtime SURA staff member and staunch advocate of CEBAF/Jefferson Lab, died peacefully at his home in Annandale, Va., on June 27.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Loweth; sons Douglas Loweth and Todd Loweth and brother The Reverend Gerald P. Loweth. He is also survived by his step children: Barbara Worthington, Brad Kauffman and Janet Andraka.

He was predeceased by his daughter Christine L Finnerty and Marion P. Loweth, mother to Douglas, Todd and Christine.

He had a 42 year career as an Office of Management and Budget for the U.S. Government. He served for many years as the OMB deputy associate director for energy and science. According to an announcement in the July 21, 1986 issue of Chemical & Engineering News archives: Loweth was a key policy official who had more direct influence on science budgets and priorities than any other federal figure. "Whatever the field - space, energy, general science, or industrial innovation—Loweth was the one person who most affected the budgets, priorities, and ways of thinking in those areas," according to the announcement.

Starting in 1986, he then worked for the Southeastern Universities Research Association until his retirement in 2006.

He was known for his cutting wit and was an accomplished organist.

On Friday July 6, at 11 a.m. a Requiem Eucharist Service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, 3601 Russell Rd, Alexandria Va. 22305. The interment will be private.

The Washington Post obituary notice and Guest Book are posted online at:

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