Saturday, April 27, 2013
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NANCY M. LOEWY

Nancy M. Loewy passed away the afternoon of Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Key West Health & Rehab in hospice care. Nancy was one of the last Key West characters, driving in her seashell-and-sand covered car, wearing her Disney baseball caps and her patch-covered jacket. She was a loyal friend and a formidable foe. Mourning her loss is her best friend of 50 years, Ginny, and her good friends, Mair, Teresa and Esther, along with many others, as well as her beloved terrier, Mickey Mouse.

In her younger years, before arriving in Key West in the late '70s. Nancy was the assistant selling service superintendent of Gimbels Department Store in New York City, the littlest executive with the biggest title.

Auditioning for Helen Hayes, she was admitted to the High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan, but found her niche behind a bar in Key West, as she juggled a phone, blended drinks and introduced the patrons to each other while making hot dogs at her Weenie Wonderland.

Nancy was small in stature but a larger-than-life presence in many people's lives and she will be greatly missed. If any of her friends or acquaintances would like to help honor her life, you can donate to the ASPCA in her name to acknowledge her love of animals. No services are planned at this time.