Tulane equipment manager David Lowry dies

Tulane equipment manager David Lowry, also known for his voice in press boxes throughout the area, died Saturday of complications from cancer. He was 47.

Lowry was a longtime educator in St. John the Baptist Parish. He was the athletic director, assistant baseball coach and head softball coach at St. Charles Catholic High School in LaPlace. He led the Comets to a state runner-up finish in 2005 and 2006.

Lowery left St. Charles in 2006 to become the director of equipment at Tulane. He also served as a press box voice for the Comets, the Nicholls State Colonels, the UNO Privateers, the Southeastern Lions and the Green Wave.

He was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2012. A few months later, the LaPlace home he shared with his wife, Tricia, and their six children was inundated with flood waters during Hurricane Isaac.

Friends and family have been hosting a series of fundraising events to help the family build a new home in LaPlace. On Friday, friends organized a benefit meal at Ascension of Our Lord Church in LaPlace, which Lowry attended.

Funeral services are pending.