Michael “Bear” Elmer Lowery Wednesday, September 29, 1954 - Saturday, February 11, 2017

Cumberland, MD – Michael “Bear” Elmer Lowery, 62, of Cumberland, MD, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center with his family by his side.
 
Born September 29, 1954, in Cumberland, MD, Mr. Lowery was the son of the late Irvin Elmer Lowery and Ada Lumelia Lowery.  He was also preceded in death by two brothers: Ken and Dan Lowery; his sisters: Shirley Lowery, Barbara Rose, Linda Redinger; and his in-laws: Joe and Doris Spiker.
 
 
Bear had a passion for cars, motorcycles, baseball, NASCAR, and drag racing.  He was a former member of the Western Maryland Street Rod Association and enjoyed camping at Milleson’s Walnut Grove Campground.  He will greatly miss his camping family.  Bear also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family.  He worked at several service stations and was part owner of the Virginia Avenue CITGO.  Bear had a reputation for being honest and dependable with a passion for helping people.  Bear had many years of dedication driving tow trucks, plowing snow, and making repairs for anyone that needed help. 
 
Michael is survived by his wife of 40 years: Jan Lowery; his son: Mason Lowery and girlfriend, Lisa Taylor, Fort Meade, MD; and his daughters: Mandy Wilkins and husband, Steve, Short Gap, WV; and Megan Sgaggero and husband, Blaine, Fort Ashby, WV;  He also leaves behind a special nephew Carl Redinger and his fiancé, Carol Brown, Cumberland, MD.  Michael is also survived by his favorite granddaughter: Jocelyn; his grandsons: Jacob, Ian, Levi, Izak, Kadin, and Hunter; and his sisters: Mary Wilson, Carlisle, PA; and Cindy Williams and husband, George of South Carolina. 
 
Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, MD, on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, from 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
 
A memorial service will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 4:00 P.M., with Pastor Floyd Bender officiating.
 
The care and compassion shown by the staff at the Lions Center and at the WM Wound Care was unmatched and a special thank you to Jim Ward.
 
Bear had the biggest, kindest, loving heart, and most compassionate father, grandfather, and a friend to all.

Join us on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:00pm

404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, Maryland

Bear and Jan lived above us when we lived on Broadway street. I would visit Jan and she would cut my girls hair and Bear was always working on a car or fixing something for somebody. Living on Broadway was very easy in the winter. As Bear would leave for work or come home he always plowed the hill.and.made our lives so much easier. I do not have social media.so I apologize that I just found out about his passing. Prayers and love to the entire family

Cindy and family, Just saw this on my eamil so sorry to hear about Michael he was a super guy and so full of life everytime I would talk to him he always had nice things to say and a smile, When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

Jan, Mason, Mandy, Megan,

Mike, your husband, and father, will always be a wonderful part of me, and many others. He was one who trusted me, and guided me in my youth. Had he not, my life would not be as good as it has been, as I'd have gone another direction with it. I loved him, although the years separated us. Know that God has a special place for those so kind and gentle.

So sorry for your loss Jan and family. Our thoughts, and prayers are with you.
Dottie Boyd

Mike was a great man. He always took care of my grandmothers, Rebecca Brotemarkle, car. I'm so sorry for your families loss. From the Brotemarkle/ Kifer family

Megan I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

So sorry for your loss - our thoughts & prayers are with all of the family during this difficult time - Mike was certainly an extroidinary man loved by all.  In deepest sympanthy - Rosemary & Fred Humberson