November 20, 2014

John Low: 1950 – 2012

 

PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBORAH LOW

John Low:  1950 – 2012

Exhibition designer John Low was a positive force in the Santa Monica Mountains.

John Palmer Low Jr. of Calabasas, CA, age 62, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 7.

John was passionate about many things. He was the principal in John Palmer Low Designs and his exhibit design work allowed him to combine his love for history with creative projects. His work can be seen nationally and internationally with major exhibits on King Tut and The Vatican.

John valued his community and was a positive force in the Santa Monica Mountains, serving in a variety of capacities with the Las Virgenes Homeowners Association and local neighborhood organizations. His love for exotic cars never dimmed nor his passion for cooking to share with family and friends. He was eager to learn anything new and overcame his fear of heights by receiving his private pilot’s license. An easy communicator, John was never at a loss for words on any subject.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in California and Minnesota. If desired, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, www.alzfdn.org, or the American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org.

John is survived by his wife of 40 years, Deborah; his parents, Jack and Jane Low of Edina, MN; his sister, Meredith Low (David Roth) of Minneapolis, MN; his sister-in-law, Dennie Gordon; brother-in-law, Geoff Schaaf; nephew Harrison Schaaf of Los Angeles, CA; his mother- and father-in-law Dona and Doug Gordon of Indian Wells, CA; and many dear friends across the country.