ROBERT DOWNS HAMMOND, IN
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Robert Downs, age 56 of Hammond, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2010 at his residence. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Maryann (nee Wartsbaugh); three children: Glenn (Renee) Downs, William Downs and Melissa Downs; one grandson, Devin; three sisters: Rosemary Johnson, Irene Orbin and Diane (Dennis) Davis; four brothers: Bruce (Patty) Downs, John Downs, Frank Downs and Daniel (Maureen) Downs; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents: William and Bernice; and brother, Mike. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at the Anthony & Dziadowicz Funeral Home, 4404 Cameron Ave., Hammond, IN (two blocks east of Hohman, one block north of Gostlin) for a 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Casimir Church with Rev. William O'Toole officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Visitation Monday, May 17, 2010 from 2:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Robert was a manager at Radio Shack with 12 years of service. He was a member of American Legion Hammond Victory Post 168 (services Monday 7:30 p.m.). Robert was an Army dependant who lived in several states and Germany during his young life. He enlisted in the Marine Corps from 1971 until 1984 where he served as a Gunnery Sgt. Robert worked for the U.S. Government for a short period after his discharge of military service. He married Maryann in July of 1989 and became an active member of the Hammond community for the past 21 years.
Published in The Times from May 16 to May 17, 2010