Celebrating the life of

Bernard "Butch" Lowenthal

August 04, 1932 - September 16, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Lowenthal family has opted for a Private Funeral Mass and Burial.


Butch Lowenthal, 88, died Wednesday, September 16, 2020. 

Butch was born on August 4, 1932 to the late Mildred and Bernard P. Lowenthal. He was a graduate of Benedictine Military School, Class of 1950. Butch was Director of Human Resources for Southern Nitrogen, Kaiser Agriculture Chemicals and IMC Global for a total of more than forty years.

Butch was a past member of the Irish Heritage Society and a member of the Sinn Fein Society. He was a charter member of The Knights of Columbus, Council 5588, former member of Georgia National Guard, past president of the Chatham Artillery Association, former president of St. James Men’s Club and St. Michael’s Parish Council. He was a member of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, Bacon Park Senior Blitz, and K. of C. Blitz. Butch was a member of many other civic groups, receiving many awards, as well as being a recipient of the Catholic Diocese Bishop Gartland Award.

In addition to his parents, Butch was predeceased by his grandson, Bradley Stone. 

He leaves behind his wife of 61 years, Patricia Pinckney Lowenthal; five children, Bernard Lowenthal, Jr. (Julie), Susie Harvey (Dave), Clare Kellar (Chris), Carol Stone (Randy), and John Lowenthal (Kristi); 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

A Private Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. 

Remembrances may be made to Pinckney Family Cemetery, 50 Allen Corner, Bluffton, SC 29909 or Benedictine Military School, 6502 Seawright Drive, Savannah, GA 31406.



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- Kelly, Alex, Matthew & Andrew Hunt, Savannah, Georgia

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- Stephen Herb, Savannah, Ga

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We are so, so sorry for your loss... Zaneta, Basia and I are keeping all of the Lowenthal family in our thoughts and prayers. Butch was an awesome man... May he rest in peace.

- Nicholas Peragine, Savannah, GA

I’m so sorry to read of your dad’s passing away. He was always one of the most kindest gentlemen that I’ve ever met, and I could always count on his pleasant hello and smile when I would walk the beach! My prayers for the family and that the Lord will comfort you in your time of sorrow.

- Brian Welch, Odessa, FL

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We pray and ask God to give you and the family strength at this most difficult time. One’s passing leaves a heartache that no one but God can heal. Love leaves a memory that no one can steal. Hold on to all the good memories. Trust in the Lord. Gerry & Delores Fleming

- Gerald P Fleming, Savannah, GA

So very sorry for the loss of one of the finest gentleman this world will ever have. God’s blessings to you all.

- Tim and Lisa Forshee, Tifton , GA

So sorry to hear of Butch passing. My condolences to the family. Butch was such an inspiration and I so enjoyed being around him. He will be greatly missed.

- Timothy Tramell, Savannah, GA

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- Vincent Powers, Savannah, Georgia

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- Jan Holland Ethridge , Alpharetta , Ga

I am deeply saddened that Butch has died, especially in such a horrible accident, and extend my most sincere sympathy to Patricia and the entire family at this most difficult of times. He was a very close and special true friend to me, and we shared many great times over so many years at Tybee in our youth and in the past 13 years in retirement again on Tybee and savannah. Although we were separated by time and distance for a long while, we enjoyed so many quality times with old friends at Benedictine events and Tybee which leave me with countless warm memories never to be forgotten. Butch will be sorely missed by many of us, and all who passed his way. I know you are comforted in the sure and certain belief that He is with our Blessed Lord, and Mary Immaculate forever. With Love, Jack

- Jack Daniels, Tybee Island, Ga.

We are praying for you, Patricia and Carol and the whole family. This is all so heartbreaking...we love you all.

- Mike and Carol Kilpatrick, Savannah, Ga

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- Lisa & Tommy Butler, tybee island, GA

Rest in peace.

- Betty and Richard Baszczoski, Sav, GA

Prayers go out to the family. Butch was a sweet man and I truly enjoyed playing golf with him. He was a true gentleman and fun to be around!! God Bless all of you!!

- William Bruce OBerry, Savannah, GA

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Butch will be sorely missed by us and many, many others. I only knew Butch for the past 20 years when I returned to Savannah. He was among the most gracious people in my life. He introduced me to the Bacon Park Senior Blitz and we played together more than I can remember. As we too lived on Tybee, I visited with Butch and Pat not often enough. Butch was a wonderful guy and he’ll be well remembered in this community. Go with God, Butch.

- Jim & Regina Glass, Tybee Island, GA

Sorry for your loss. The Mell’s are praying for y’all.

- Jeff Mell, Savannah , Ga

We are so sorry for your loss. We were heartbroken to hear about Butch. He was such a good man and he will truly be missed. We pray that God surrounds your family with Love and Comfort during this time.

- Tommy and Cindy Harrison, Savannah, Georgia

My prayers are with you

- Matt Manucy, Rock Hill, SC

Susie and Family, My heart goes out to all of you. Butch was a first class,genuine guy and a true gentleman. A day was always brighter if you happened to see Butch. I was proud to be his friend and we will all miss him dearly.

- mike finocchiaro, savannah, GA

Dearest Aunt Tricia & Family, We are praying for all of you for the loss of Uncle Butch. Knowing he is with our Lord bring us such solace. Every time I have been in the presence of Tricia and Butch I have felt as though I was one of their children and loved beyond words. Andy, Lisa, Wayne and Andrew Pinckney

- Andy & Lisa Pinckney, Rock Hill, SC

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- Lisa Pinckney, Rock Hill, SC

so sorry

- James Johnson, Savannah, GA

We are so sorry to learn of Butch's passing. I worked at Southern Nitrogen and Kaiser Chemicals . Butch was a fine man. Our prays and condolences go out to his family. Anne and Barry Cobb

- Barry Cobb, Guyton, Ga

We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

- Mitch and Tina Mock, Savannah, Georgia

Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. May the memory of Butch bring you comfort and peace. We pray the love of God surrounds you during your journey through grief. We send you thoughts of comfort.

- Larry & Kim Gil, Savannah, GA Georgia

Sincere condolences to the family. We will miss this sweet gentle man at the Tybee Ymca.

- Pam and Patrick Lovato, Tybee Isabe , GA

We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Lowenthal was a sweet man!

- John and Kathleen Swanner , Savannah , Georgia

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I worked for over 10 years with Butch in Human Resources at Kaiser. He was without a doubt the best boss I ever had. He was a gentleman and a man of great character and integrity. Rest knowing he is in his heavenly home with God.

- Sharon Smith, Savannah, Georgia

Lowenthal Family, Tim and I are so sorry to hear of Mr. Lowenthal’s death especially after the untimely death of Bradley. I can’t imagine the pain this week has brought. Stay strong in the fact that he and Bradley are together. God bless Sarah and Tim Fogarty

- FOGARTY , Savannah , Ga

Dear Tricia & Family, I send you my deepest & heartfelt sympathy for the loss that you are having to endure. May God surround all of you with blessings of peace and comfort, now & in the time ahead. Please know that you’re very loved and cared about. God bless dear Lowenthal family.

- Carolyn Sheehan , Tybee Island, Georgia

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- Ireland , Savannah , Ga

Sending prayers to Patricia and her five children and their families! My very first job was in Human Resources @ Kaiser with Butch as my boss. He was well liked by everyone that knew him. He had such a great sense of humor and was full of kindness. He deeply loved his family and was always bragging about Patricia and his 5 beautiful children. He was a great man, and I deeply cared about him. May our Blessed Lord be with him and may he Rest In Peace!

- Sandy & Ken Northcutt, Missouri City, Texas

Tricia I'm so and Butch were so kind to my sister...I will always be greatful.

- Sara Mahany, Savannah

I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the family. Butch was such a good friend to my mother, Mary Payne.

- Gail Payne Knopf, Savannah, GA

We send our prayers to Tricia, Susie, Ryan and the Lowenthal family. Butch always had a smile that was meant just for you. May the the road rise to meet him and the wind be at his back.

- Veva and Donnie Shuman, Savannah, GA

Susie, Dave and Family, So sorry about your dad....just found out....Thinking of you all at this time and sending many prayers and support.... Much Love..Joyce and Buzzy

- Joyce & Buzzy Weimar, Savannah, GA

Tricia & Family, We are so very sorry to hear of Butch's death & also the passing of your grandson. You are all being remembered in our thoughts & prayers at this very difficult time. May God & the memories of your loved ones bring you strength & peace. Ron & Darlene Barta

- Ron & Darlene Barta, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Tricia, my heart breaks for you. I am so terribly sorry to learn of Butch's tragic death and your grandson also. Its almost too much to bear but I know that God will give you the strength to go through it. I can't be at Butch's service but you and your family will be in my constant prayers. I love you. Roxie

- Roxie Bryant, Savannah, GA

Bubba and Family, So sorry for the loss of your Father. May he Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

- Missy Jarrott , Savannah , Georgia

I would like to extend my condolences to the family. The losses you have endured this week are heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

- Jean Barry Hester, Savannah, GA

We are so sorry for your loss. Never saw Mr. Lowenthal without a smile and a big hello! He always made us feel that he was so happy to say hello...even when we disrupted his dining at PaPa’s. Our prayers for peace are with the Lowenthal family.

- Steve & Kathy Salter, Tybee Island, Georgia

Fond memories of working with Butch at Southern Nitrogen/Kaiser. A good man who helped others especially me, with a cheerful personality. A good friend who will be missed. Billy and Jeannie Howard.

- Billy and Jeannie Howard, Savannah, Ga

Butch was my supervisor at Southern Nitrogen. It was my first job just out of high school in 1966. He was warm, welcoming and witty. After all these years I still remember all of the wonderful people who worked in “Personnel” —Butch and Bobby; Mary and Margie; Brendan and Mr. Emerick. Great memories. I share in your sorrow. God Bless You all!

- Carolyn Boyd Kessler , Statesboro , GA

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- Mike Watson, Savannah, GA

Fond memories of working with Butch for 36 years. Prayers for your entire family during this sad time. God Bless you all.

- Cordell & Shirley Exley, Eatonton, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • A private burial will be held