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Donald Lowenstein, 91, Charlotte Hall

Donald Lowenstein, 91, of Charlotte Hall, formerly of Indian Head, died Jan. 26, 2013, at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.

Born May 31, 1921, in Atlantic City, N.J., he was the son of the late Isaac and the late Rose Lowenstein.

Mr. Lowenstein was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, American Theater Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He also received the Expert Marksman Medal for rifle. He graduated from Atlantic City High School and received an associate degree in computer science in 1976. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier for more than 30 years. He was on the board of directors for the Potomac Heights Mutual Homeowners Association. He was on the Eagle Scout Review Board for the Boy Scouts. He was a Distinguished Scouter in the National Capital Area Council and a recipient of the Silver Beaver award. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the Disabled Veterans.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Lowenstein; and brother, Jack Lowenstein.

He is survived by his children, Barbara Castellese and her husband Terrance of Houston and Betty Ann Watkins and her husband Donald of Waldorf; grandchildren, Donald “D.J.” Watkins Jr. and his wife Sherri and Cheryl Leonard and her husband Seth; great-grandchildren, Kylie and Morgan Watkins, Story Leonard and Elizabeth Leonard; and sister-in-law, Doris Lowenstein.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. with a service at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, La Plata. Burial will take place at a later date at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Charles County, Charlotte Hall Veterans Home or the charity of one’s choice.