We are sorry to hear of the loss of one of our Life Members, Harry Downer. From the Lancaster Newspapers’ Obituary:
Harry W. Downer, 86, of Columbia, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at the Susquehanna Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a brief illness.
Harry was a technician for American Testing Laboratories.
Born December 25, 1925 in Fruita, CO, he was the son of the late Harry E. and Goldie Mae (Bickel) Downer. He was married to the late Viola I. (Kline) Downer, who died in 2008.
A Veteran of WWII, Harry proudly served with the United States Navy. He was a life member of the Millersville/Manor VFW-Post 7294.
Surviving are his five children, Marilyn I. married to Michael E. Hite, of Lancaster, H. Frank Downer married to Cheryl, of Wilmington, DE, Steele E. Downer married to Barbara, of Detroit, MI, Darlene L. married to Jonathan Rose, of Greenville, NC and Crystal T. married to Robert Nosworthy, of Gibsonville, NC; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Colin M. Nosworthy.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, 320 Blue Rock Road, Route 999, Millersville, on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 7 PM. Interment will be on Friday at 9:30 AM in the Conestoga Memorial Park, Lancaster, PA with Military Honors. Relatives and friends may call at Scheid’s on Thursday between 6 and 7 PM. Kindly omit flowers. Memorial Remembrances can be made in Harry’s memory to the Millersville/Manor VFW-Post 7294, 219 Walnut Hill Road, Millersville, PA 17551.