John Augustus Lowe Jr. of Oak Bluffs and Canton died peacefully on Jan. 17, with loved ones by his side. He was 94.

Born June 22, 1925, in Leominster, John was a proud Navy Veteran of World War II. He grew up in Leominster, graduated from Leominster High School in 1943 and immediately enlisted in the Navy. After the war ended, he was discharged in 1946. While attending Boston University, he met his life’s love, Roberta Hackett.

He graduated from BU in 1949. For 35 years, he worked for Burroughs Corporation (now Unisys) as a salesman and sales manager. He then worked for NCR Corporation for another six years. He retired in 1990 and wintered in Venice, Fla., where he was a member of the Masonic Lodge #301, Sarasota Sahib Shrine, the VFW Post 8118, the Evangelical Covenant Church of Venice and an active member of the Venice Isle community.

After being introduced to Martha’s Vineyard by his wife Roberta, since 1949 he had spent summers in the Oak Bluffs Camp Ground. There he was an active member of the community, among other things serving as manager of the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association museum.

For the past three years, he had lived at an assisted living center in Canton. There, with his outgoing personality and charm, he was the unofficial mayor.

To John there were no strangers, just new friends waiting to be met. He is now reunited with his old friends and loved ones. He will be greatly missed and leaves his family with wonderful memories and a great legacy.

He was predeceased by Roberta, his wife of 67 years, in 2015. He was also predeceased by his eldest son John 3rd in 1974. Survivors include his four children, Craig of Oak Bluffs, Gary of Canton, Nancy Casey of Pawtucket R.I.,, and Timothy of Oak Bluffs. He is also survived by a brother Charles of Newbury Park, Calif.; a sister Marcia of Leominster; six grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.

Contributions can be made to the MVCMA Tabernacle Restoration Fund, or a charity of choice.

A celebration of life will be held this summer at the Tabernacle in the Camp Ground.