Philip Barlowe

  • Born: April 10, 1936
  • Died: March 1, 2018
  • Location: Lowell, Indiana

Sheets Funeral Home

604 E Commercial Avenue
Lowell, IN 46356
Tel. (219) 696-0921

Tribute & Message From The Family

Philip Barlowe
81, of Lowell, IN, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Carolee; and sister, Jamie Barlowe. Philip was a teacher at many schools including Crown Point, Griffith and Lowell High School. He taught English and Creative Writing at LHS for 27 years. Philip was also a member of First United Methodist Church in Lowell. Cremation will precede Visitation, Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 10AM-12PM with Memorial Service following at 12PM, all at Sheets Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 604 E. Commercial Ave, Lowell, IN, with Rev. Rick Jones officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Association, American Heart Association.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Kind neighbor....great teacher....wonderful man. Thoughts with Carolee & all of the family.

Posted by Greg Cooper - Carmel, IN - Family Friend   March 10, 2018

Mr Barlow was an amazing teacher he made me laugh and I enjoyed his dry sense of humor he made me think and enjoy school. I wasn't super smart but he would tell I was bright. I had a hard childhood but he was a bright spot in my life. I saw him after college and he told me he knew I would make it. He will be missed and he will always be special to me.

Posted by Kelly Henderson blank - Lowell, IN - Student   March 08, 2018


So sorry for your loss. Phil was a great guy, I enjoyed talking with him at the cookouts. He will be missed.
Brian, Kelley and Kaitlyn Karney

Posted by Brian Karney - Cedar lake   March 07, 2018

My condolences to the family. I worked with mr. Barlow on the Taft tiger tail yearbook and he was my favorite teacher. I ran into Mr Bowman at Xmas and asked about him. So sorry for your loss. Janet Schulte

Posted by Janet Schulte - Crown point, IN   March 07, 2018

Wonderful teacher. Such a loss. GOD'S GAIN

Posted by Janet DECKER - DEmotte, IN - Student   March 06, 2018

I am so sorry about Phil's passing. I have such wonderful memories of him at school and the both of you outside of school. Wish I could have been there, today. Much love to you and go IU!!

Posted by Wendy Magley - Lowell, IN - Coworker   March 06, 2018

Great friend, lot a good times.

Posted by Russ Marcinek - Crown Point, IN   March 06, 2018

This one hurts. As I get older, I am, unfortunately, getting used to the idea of losing friends and heroes along the way. But Phil was special to me. When I was 14 years old I took a 4-week journalism workshop from him, then a whole class from him the next year, and he set me on the path in both teaching and in journalism that I followed for the rest of my life. I modeled myself after him as an adviser. I am so lucky to have spent an evening with him at a reunion two and a half years ago. His photograph hangs on my office wall at home.

Journey well and in peace, Phil. And thanks.

Posted by Larry Lain - Dayton, OH   March 06, 2018

Sorry to hear of Phil's passing.I will remember our lunches at Cedar Creek.So sorry

Posted by Gloria Smederovac - LOWELL, IN   March 05, 2018

Got to know Phil just few short years ago when some teachers met every Friday. Always enjoyed talking with him. He was one who gave to many in his teaching career.

Posted by Tom May - Crown Point, IN - Acquaintance   March 05, 2018

So sorry to hear this news! Phil was a great guy and we had many good times with him and our bowling league. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Dave & Paula Barancyk - Port St. Lucie, FL   March 04, 2018

We are so sorry to hear about your husband. May God hold Phil in his loving arms.

Posted by Ken & Laura Christy - Hanna   March 04, 2018

So sad to hear of Mr. Barlowes passing. I always enjoyed having the same lunch period as Phil. He went through the same rituals every day at the table while eating his lunch...never in a hurry. Listening to his stories told in great detail with that booming couldnt help but to smile. Also...great parties back in the day at that great A-frame house. R. I. P. Mr. were truly one of a kind. Nice Mustang!

Posted by Kirk Kennedy - Brookville, IN - coworker   March 03, 2018

I have such wonderful memories of Phil and all the good times that we all shared over the years. He had a fun sense of humor and such a good attitude and I will miss his laughter and kindness.

Posted by Pat Cherry - crown point, IN - Friend   March 02, 2018

Wonderful teacher and man. One of LHS finest teachers when I attended 81-85'. The world lost a good guy and a true mentor. Our condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by George Blissett - Lafayette, IN - Student   March 02, 2018

One of my favorite teachers in 1979/80. Remember him fondly. Prayers for the Barlowe family. Pat Kennedy '83.

Posted by Pat Kennedy - Sioux Falls, SD - Student   March 02, 2018

He was my all time favourite teacher! I will never forget him! God bless him and his family! Lots of love! X

Posted by Kelly Fitzpatrick (Jones) - Lowell, IN - Student   March 02, 2018

Mrs. Barlowe,
Praying for you during this difficult time of losing your husband. Mr. Barlowe was so smart and kind and a joy to talk with (and so are you)!
Love, Emily (from St. Anthony's)

Posted by Emily Ziants - Crown Point, IN - Friend   March 01, 2018

Carolee, I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Earleen Cox - IN - Acquaintance   March 01, 2018

Rooming with Phil & Chuck were some of the best years of my life. I will miss him.

Posted by RON WEISS - FT WAYNE, IN - Friend   March 01, 2018

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