RIVERSIDE, Conn. - Josiah O. Low III, a resident of Riverside for 50 years, died Friday, June 20. He was 75.
Low was born June 5, 1939, to Katherine and Josiah O. Low Jr. in Detroit. He worked his way through Williams College, graduating in 1961. At Williams, he played football and was a member of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity.
After college, he built a career as an investment banker, first at Merrill Lynch and then at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he led the corporate finance group for 15 years. He left DLJ shortly after its acquisition by CSFB. He continued to serve on the board of a number of companies, including Centex Development, CoStar Group, and Rosetta Resources. He joined Catterton Partners in Greenwich as a senior adviser. He gave generously to the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation.
He is survived by Penny (Ireland), his loving wife of 50 years; three sons Tad (Alisa), Timothy (Loriann), and Jeffrey (Stacey); five grandchildren: Ryan, Julia, Aidan, Nicholas, and Eliza; his sister, Katherine; two brothers, David and Charles; and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a private family memorial service.
Gifts in Low's honor may be made to the Williamstown Rural Land Foundation, Williamstown, MA 01267 or through an unexpected kindness or interest in another person's life.