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Friday, August 22, 2014

Lowry B. Furst, Jr.

Lowry B. Furst
10/28/1931 - 8/21/2014
Bo Furst passed away peacefully, August 21, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with a pulmonary illness.

Bo was born in New York City, October 28, 1931, to the late Lowry Bowman Furst, Sr. and Mary Louise Redwood. He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Joyce Pritchard Furst; two daughters, Debbie Furst Johnson and husband Dan Johnson, Jr., of Charlotte, and Mary Catherine Jones and husband Gary R. Jones, of Baltimore, MD. Four grandchildren also survive.

Bo attended St. Paul's Episcopal School in Baltimore and was a Dupont Scholar at University of Virginia, and held a degree in English from John's Hopkins University. He was awarded a Kinsolving Award. He received his CLU and retired from the insurance industry and returned to earn a teaching degree from UNCC. He taught English in Charlotte Mecklenburg schools, following a long family tradition of teachers and headmasters. He enjoyed teaching until his health declined.

He had a passion for books and was a voracious reader. His other passions included tennis. He played at UVA and in Charlotte tennis leagues. His greatest love was sailing. His childhood was spent on the waters of Cape Cod, Long Island Sound and the Chesapeake Bay. He extended the legacy of sailing from his father who navigated the legendary schooner, The Nina, with his knowledge to help create the thriving Junior Sailing Program at Lake Norman Yacht Club.

Bo was a long time member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church. Contributions can be made to Lake Norman Junior Sailing Program or St. Martin's Episcopal Church.

Our family would like to express our gratitude to doctors Daniel Howard, Ben Kirk and the staff at Carolina's Specialty Hospital.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 27, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1510 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC. A reception will follow the service.

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