In Memoriam

by BettyJean Downing
posted on Friday, February 04, 2011

ROY DOWNING
(Died February 1, 2011)

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Roy Downing

DOWNING- Roy, 90, of Lodi, on February 1, 2011. Before retiring he was the co-owner of Garage-A-Rama in Lodi. He served in the Air Force in WWII where he was a decorated war hero and prisoner of war.

He was also the founder and chairman of the American Reformed Party. Roy and his wife Louise were instrumental in transforming the Lodi Boys Club into the Lodi Boys and Girls Club in the late 1960’s.

Beloved husband of Louise (nee Bonetti). Devoted father of BettyJean Downing-Kling. Loving grandfather of Thomas Richardson, Louisa Richardson and the late Denise and Michael Richardson. Cherished great-grandfather of Christopher, Marc, Brittany Jean and Joshua Richardson. Dear brother of the late Albert and Hazel Freeman. Special uncle of Kathy Weaver, Colleen Selby, Albert and Eddie Freeman.

Military Funeral Saturday 9:30 AM at Santangelo Funeral Home, 300 N. Main St., Lodi for a 10:15 AM Chapel Service. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Saddle Brook. Visitation Friday 2-4 & 7-9 PM.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Lodi American Legion Post 136 Building Fund.

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