Entries by CTL Memorial Fund

Marine veterans roar in to support lemonade stand

The Gold Star Kids Lemonade Stand hosted by youngsters Modie and Mitch Mikuzis outside their Beverly home was already a rousing success. Dozens of people had swarmed to the kids’ front yard to raise money for the Conner T. Lowry Memorial Fund, named in honor of their cousin, the U.S. Marine who died in Afghanistan […]

Helping Veterans, and Herself

Mother of fallen soldier finds solace in working with vets By Charlie Jolie May 22, 2016 https://www.rush.edu/news/helping-veterans-and-herself Modie Lavin knows the true meaning of Memorial Day all too well. For her, it’s an occasion of deep sadness and profound pride, a sharp reminder of a devastating loss she healed by helping others heal as well. […]

Third Annual CTL Memorial Golf Outing

Marine Cpl. Conner T. Lowry, a 24-year-old lifelong South Sider died while conducting combat operations on March 1, 2012 in Afghanistan. Conner always exclaimed “Live Life Large”. Proof of his motto was in his scores of friends, living life to the fullest, and helping others. His adventurous spirit eventually took him across the world as […]


Second Annual CTL Memorial Golf Outing

On Saturday August 24th at 1p.m., the Second Annual Conner T. Lowry Memorial Golf Outing was held at Deer Creek Golf Course in University Park, Illinois. Over 144 golfers participated in the event which raised scholarship money for deserving children at Conner’s Alma Mater, St. John Fisher School. The golf outing featured an exhilarating start […]

Lowry honored with memorial

by Caroline Connors The late Cpl. Conner T. Lowry was memorialized in Beverly on March 1 with the dedication of a bronze sculpture and an honorary street in his name. The ceremony took place at Beverly Park, 103rd Street and Maplewood Avenue, Lowry’s old stomping grounds, family members said, on the one-year anniversary of his […]