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StudeMichael
10-26-2008, 04:44 PM
We learned at the FL State Meet that Raymond Loewy's Daughter passed away at age 55. Here is some information:

http://www.greatcarstv.com/news/laurence-loewy-daughter-of-famed-car-designer-raymond-loewy-dies.html



1957 Packard Clipper
1958 Golden Hawk
1963 Daytona Convertible
1963 R2 Daytona
1963 R2 GT Hawk
1963 R1 Wagonaire
1963 R4 Avanti
1964 Champ
1966 Cruiser

barnlark
10-26-2008, 05:23 PM
That's very sad and shocking. I've traded a few emails with her in the past and she was always very upbeat. Does anyone know any more details? She was so helpful with items for TW articles and will surely be missed.

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Chris Pile
10-26-2008, 05:26 PM
If you check the Obituaries here in the Forum, you'll find Ms. Loewy's death notice.

Chris Pile
Midway Chapter SDC
The Studebaker Special

StudeMichael
10-26-2008, 05:51 PM
One of the articles mention that she passed in her sleep.

1957 Packard Clipper
1958 Golden Hawk
1963 Daytona Convertible
1963 R2 Daytona
1963 R2 GT Hawk
1963 R1 Wagonaire
1963 R4 Avanti
1964 Champ
1966 Cruiser

HAWK64
10-26-2008, 06:47 PM
Received this sad news last week & reflected on time spent with Laurence when she did a presentation on her legendary father at the Avanti dinner during the SDC Charlotte Meet in 2004. Truely a delightful lady to meet.

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"QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER"
MELBOURNE.

mbstude
10-26-2008, 06:49 PM
Shocking and sad news indeed. [V]

I met her at the GA meet in '05. I think my granddad has a picture of her and him beside our Avanti.

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/loewy.jpg

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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BobPalma
10-26-2008, 07:14 PM
:) Sorry indeed to read of this. Has any cause of death been published? She certainly seemed to be in good health, no? And by no means old!

(Matthew: Treasure and preserve that photo. I can't tell you how much it will mean to you in 40 or 50 years.) :DBP

Gunslinger
10-26-2008, 08:08 PM
According to what information there was when announced on the Yahoo Avanti Group, Ms. Loewy's husband had said she had been having health issues for the last few years.



Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, cocky and in general a malcontent.

barnlark
10-26-2008, 08:18 PM
Matthew, that is a treasure of a picture. Thanks for sharing it. I hope that she didn't suffer during her health problems. Very sad.

StudeMichael
10-26-2008, 10:08 PM
Maybe you could mention meeting her in your T.W. article Matthew and do a little story if you have enough material.

1957 Packard Clipper
1958 Golden Hawk
1963 Daytona Convertible
1963 R2 Daytona
1963 R2 GT Hawk
1963 R1 Wagonaire
1963 R4 Avanti
1964 Champ
1966 Cruiser

raprice
10-27-2008, 03:41 PM
What a shame and a shock to hear of Laurence Loewy's death. Way too young to die. She was such a dynamic person and will be missed.
Rest in peace.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
Smithtown,NY