|Fred R. Lowe, 83 passed away Friday, September 14th after a brave hard-fought battle with cancer.|
He grew up in Grantsville and attended Calhoun County High School, his parents owning the Rainbow Hotel.
Fred was born in 1935 in Spencer West (By God) Virginia. He attended Ohio University where he played baseball and basketball. Out of College Fred signed a contract with the Cinncinatti Reds and pitched for them for 3 years.
Fred's athletic achievements in his younger years were followed up, and even surpassed, by a long and successful career in the financial services and insurance industries, serving as president and chief executive officer of a number of financial services companies in the state of Florida. Immediately prior to his retirement in 2008, Fred was the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of AmCOMP Incorporated, a publicly traded casualty insurance holding company (headquartered in North Palm Beach, FL), specializing in workers compensation and employers liability insurance.
Fred was also Chairman of AmCOMP's two (2) insurance company subsidiaries, AmCOMP Preferred Insurance Company and AmCOMP Assurance Corporation. He led the transformation of the companies from private investor ownership in 1997 to a successful public stock offering in 2005. Thereafter, in October 2008, after continuing to oversee the growth of the companies, Fred guided AmCOMP to a successful sale and merger with Employers Holdings, Inc. of Reno, Nevada.
Fred enjoyed spending time with his very loved very well behaved, hunting dogs. He was an avid golfer and loved to read. Fred's passion was the stock market whether he was buying or selling stocks. But on occasion he had a real thrill playing BlackJack.
Upon his retirement in 2008, he and Eleanor enjoyed dividing their time between their residence in Tequesta and their home in North Carolina where Fred enjoyed sitting on the porch with a big pint of ice cream.
Fred is survived by his wife, Eleanor, his daughter, BethAnn (Mitch) Chavira, his son, Gregory (Sabrina) Lowe, Patricia Walsh, and Eleanor (Thor) Evensen, his grandchildren Monica, Gabrielle and Cole Chavira, Kathleen (Erik) Herma, Griffin and Nolan Eyles, his great grandchildren Luca and Bennett Herman. His brother Steven (Virginia) Lowe and his niece and nephews. Fred is predeceased by his mother Anne and his father Bruce Lowe his brother Robert Lowe and his daughter Karen DeAngeles.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 7:00 PM Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 250 Center Street, Jupiter, FL. A funeral service will be held Thursday, September 20th, place and time to be announced. Committal service will follow in Riverside Memorial Park, Tequesta, Fl. Online condolences may be offered at www.taylorandmodeen.com