Marc Cedric Lowenstein, 74, Barrington

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Marc Cedric Lowenstein, 74, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, surrounded by his family.

Born in the Bronx, a son of the late Seymour and Evelyn (Weingarten) Lowenstein, and brother of the late Alida Putterman, he had been a resident of Barrington since 1972.

A graduate of Lehigh and RISD, he served as a coast guard reservist and was a passionate sailor and real-life “MacGyver.”

Marc was an award-winning architect, designer and builder.  Between 1972 and 1983, he designed and built more than 120 energy efficient site-specific projects across southern New England including eight in Barrington.  Marc was featured in several articles in the Providence Journal and often his designs of these homes are featured in local press whenever they come on the market. Marc was a pioneer in the field of solar architecture and, before suffering a life-altering stroke in 1983, built 18 active solar heated homes for which he received an award from the State of Rhode Island and the U.S. Department of Energy.

He is survived by his wife RoseMary (Donath) of 48 years and his children: Lisa, D. Mara and Ari Lowenstein all of NYC.   Donations may be made to www.SailtoPrevail.org

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