Steven Low, 82, passed away May 17 after a long illness, unrelated to COVID-19.
He was a loving dad and grandfather, and the most dedicated husband to Esther for almost 45 years. He lived an inspiring life. He was born in Berlin, Germany, and escaped Nazi Germany with his parents at age 2 to live in Shanghai, China, which was the only place accepting Jews at the time. After seven years of living in Shanghai, he and his parents immigrated to the United States to live in New York City.
Steve developed his passion of engineering while attending the City College of New York. After graduating college, he took a job working at NASA in Washington, D.C. He worked on five Apollo space missions, including Apollo 11.
After leaving NASA, he took a position as an electrical engineer working for the Federal Aviation Administration. He worked in Puerto Rico for the FAA for seven years, then moved to Atlanta for another job with the FAA. After he retired from the FAA, he found a new passion in teaching and taught electrical engineering at the collegiate level for many years.
Steve’s father Walter played piano as an entertainer on the ship to Shanghai, China. (Prior to that he worked in a factory Germany.) Because Walter could play piano, the family had better living quarters on the ship. Steve learned to play piano from his dad at a young age and played his entire life. He loved classical and opera music and was an accomplished pianist. He also loved traveling, cruising, skiing and stamp collecting. Over the years, Steve spoke about his Holocaust experience at the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.
He is survived by his wife Esther; sons, Jonathan (Heather) and Elliot (Mallory); and granddaughters Florie, Finley and Teagan. He was a wonderful and caring person who will be sorely missed by family & friends. May his memory be for a blessing to you all. Funeral services were private in-person for family only due to COVID-19. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.