DOWNEY, Leo C., 97, died August 11, 2013, peacefully in his sleep. He was preceded in death by wife of 67 years, Frieda Lamb Downey and brother Jessee Manhart. He is survived by brother, Edward Downey (101) of Il.; daughters, Patricia Dennis (Frank) and Janice Andrews; grandchildren, Annette Mundra (Chris), Chris Petruccelli (Noele), Jennifer Andrews and six great grandchildren. Born in Rosiclare, Il, he moved to FL in 1957 to began his career with Maas Bros. Furniture for Homes on Gandy, retiring after 30+ years. Leo was a WWII veteran and was awarded 4 Bronze Stars. He was buried with military honors at Bay Pines. He will be greatly missed by his family and those who enjoyed his humor, dedication to family, and gentlemanly manner.
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Published in TBO.com on Aug. 23, 2013