BettyJean is sad to report the death of her father Roy Downing, who died on February 1, 2011 in peacefully in her arms. He was 90 years old and worked right up to the end for his country by giving his time and energy to the American Reform Party as the National Chairman since its founding early in the 1990’s.
Roy servved in the Air Corp during World War ll, a decorated War Hero and a former prisoner of war held in German, he was awarded several metals and a purple heart.
Roy was preceded in Death by both his Grandson Mikie who was 34 and his Granddaughter Denise who was 45, both came to his side at 7:15 pm. and guided him home where the three of them are now free of cancer and pain.
Roy was married to my mother our bodacious blogger known as “It’s Me Louise” for 65 years and she calls him his Prince- it was love at first sight. They have worked side by side their entire lives.
Full Military Funeral Saturday 9:30 AM at Santangelo Funeral Home, 300 N. Main St., Lodi for a 10:15 AM –
Visitation Friday 2-4 & 7-9 PM.
Chapel Service. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Saddle Brook.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Lodi American Legion Post 136 Building Fund.
Life is a Courage
Courage to do something extraordinary,
Courage to fight with diseases,
Courage to make people stand on their own,
Courage to believe in someone,
Courage to fight against all odds