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David Michael Lowe1

b. 27 May 1950

Father Raymond Eugene Lowe1 b. 20 June 1906, d. 16 May 1953
Mother Emma Louise Pennos1 b. 4 November 1913, d. 25 June 1966
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Family 1 Pamela Jo Schuster b. circa 1950
Children  1. Erika Lynn Lowe b. 7 Jun 1972
  2. Elyse A. Lowe b. 19 Feb 1976

Family 2 Karen D. Cody Ryan b. 2 March 1953

Birth* 27 May 1950  Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH1 
Marriage* 25 April 1970  Riley FIeld, Sumter, Sumter Co., SC, Principal=Pamela Jo Schuster1 
News/Obit* 2 May 1970  Marriage Announcement,
Of Cabbages and Kings
by Virginia Shafer

    When Pam Schuster became engaged to Dave Lowe, she had no idea her wedding would be the unusual one it turned out to be. For what girl when dreaming of her wedding, imagines the ceremony will be of all places in a baseball park. But that is where Pam and Dave were married---right at home plate----and despite the unusual locale, the wedding was performed with solemnity and dignity. Pam, known formally as Pamela Jo and David Michael Lowe were married Saturday evening, April 25 in Riley Field, the baseball park in Sumter, South Carolina. Pam is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schuster of 3770 Frazeysburg Road. Dave's parents Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lowe are deceased. Dave is a pitcher with the Sumter Indians, a farm team of the Cleveland Indians. The unusual ceremony was the idea of Wayne Hayes general manager of the Sumter team and Len Johnston the field manager who, knowing that the wedding date had been set asked the young couple if they would be interested in a ceremony at the ball park. Flowers at home plate? Indeed there were. Flowers arranged on a white trellis arched over home plate where a prie-dieu had been placed. Candelabra were on either side. An organ had been brought to the field and there was a vocalist to sing traditional wedding music. The clergyman was Col. John Ellis chaplain at Shaw Air Force Base near Sumter, who was impressive in his dress whites. Pam was attended by her sisters, Mrs. Terry (Karen) Martin of Victorville, California and Miss Bette Ann Schuster of Zanesville. Four members of the Sumter Indians and their wives also were in the bridal party. While others watched from their seats in the stands the bride's mother and her brother Freddie were given special seats near home plate where Mr. Schuster joined them after escorting his daughter from the dugout to home plate beneath an archway of bats held by the Sumter Indians and the opposing team, the Anderson, South Carolina, Senators. The bridegroom was nattily attired in his baseball uniform of red and white emblazoned with the familiar Indian Head emblem of the Cleveland Indians and his number 42. The male members of the wedding party were similarly attired with the addition of bright red baseball hats. The bride had chosen traditional white for her wedding ensemble, topping her street-length dress with a redingote of navy blue. her bouquet of white carnations was centered with two white orchids. When the couple rose after the benediction and the wedding recessional started, the baseball bats again were raised to form an archway for the newlyweds. The bride's mother said the spectators in the park were as respectful and attentive as if they were in church and there was a quiet until The field announcer called "That was another first for Riley Field--- and now lets Play Ball!". The newlyweds will live in Sumter. Pam is a 1969 graduate of West Muskingum High School and belongs to St. John's Lutheran Church. Until Recently she was a branch clerk for Pyrofax Gas Corporation at Avondale. Dave is a 1968 graduate of Zanesville High School where he was a football star and also was on the baseball team. His football prowess at ZHS earned him a position on the 1967 All-Ohio team. He also is the leading ground gainer in ZHS football history. Before signing with the Indians, he played baseball with the Zane Greys, a semi-pro team in the Central Ohio League and with the Zanesville Pioneer. before leaving Zanesville to join the Indians in Spring training camp in Tucson, Arizona, Dave made his home with the Ken Shellys of 3230 Winding Way.

Appeared in The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio, Saturday, 2 May 1970

, Principal=Pamela Jo Schuster1,2 
Divorce* 28 February 1978  Muskingum Co., OH, Principal=Pamela Jo Schuster1 
Marriage* 2 June 1979  Muskingum Co., OH, Principal=Karen D. Cody Ryan1 

Last Edited 8 Aug 2002

  1. [S190] Doug Kreis Personal Research, Doug Kreis.
  2. [S187] Zanesville Newspapers.

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