James Arthur “Jay” Lowe, born into this life on February 16, 1960 passed into eternal life May 25, 2019, surrounded by his family and drenched in the merciful grace of God. Jay was preceded in death by his father Kenneth Lowe and mother in law Ann Marie Holmes, and is survived by his best friend and wife of 30 years Colleen, sons Nathan (Molly) and Mitchell (Mikaela), his mother Elma, father in law Ted Holmes, brothers Kenneth (LeAnn), Rick (Mary), Tim, Tom (Susan), sisters in law Beth Hauger (Greg), Kit Holmes (Cindy), special niece Christina and nephew Glen, his “ adopted” girls and guy, and many dear friends and associates. His delight was making his wife laugh and quality time with his sons and their girls. His was a playful soul, who was quick to seek the good in his friends and colleagues. “It’s not what you say but how you say it” and “Don’t sweat the small stuff….and it’s all small!” were his mottos. As an MSU graduate, Jay’s professional life in broadcast television began as a director at WLNS in Lansing, moved to Grand Rapids WZZM where over 30 years he built lasting relationships and rose through the ranks to Production Manager, and ended leading the fine people of WGVU as Acting General Manager. His spiritual life took flight at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, where he was privileged to distribute our Lord in Holy Communion, adore Him in the Eucharistic Chapel and be prayed into heaven by a community too great to count. Visitation will take place at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Wednesday, May 29 from 2-4pm and from 6-8pm with a rosary prayed at 8pm. Jay’s funeral Mass will be on Thursday May 30 at 11:00am at IHM Church, with celebrant and dear friend, Fr. Troy Nevins. Memorial gifts may be made out to Our Shepherds, Our Future Capital Campaign c/o Immaculate Heart of Mary Church 1935 Plymouth Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506 or the IHM Killgoar Foundation.