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Harry W. Downs

May 12, 1944 ~ May 15, 2022 (age 78)

Obituary

Harry W. Downs, 78 of New Lexington, died May 15, 2022, at Adams Lane Care Center. He was born May 12, 1944, in Corning, the son of Michael Downs and Grace (Cronin) Downs. He married Carole (Allen) Downs on March 28, 1969 and was Lutheran by faith.

Harry served his country as a veteran of the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and dining at many restaurants with his brother. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He retired from Rockwell International of Heath, Ohio. 

Harry is survived by his wife, Carole Downs; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Floyd (Judy) Downs of Lancaster and Charles (Pam) Downs of New Lexington, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Harry was preceded in death by his first wife: Arlene (Willison) Downs; his siblings and their spouses: Leona (Donald) Clapsaddle, Betty (Charlie) Campbell, Jacob (Doris) Downs, Robert (Elma) Downs, James (Dorothy) Downs and an infant brother: Richard Downs.

Friends may call Friday, May 20, 2022, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, at the Roberts Winegardner Funeral Home, 304 Mill Street, New Lexington. Funeral service will be held 10:30 AM, Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the Funeral Home with Pastor Kristin Santigo officiating.

Burial will conclude in New Lexington Cemetery with Somerset American Legion Post 58 conducting full military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, Ohio  43055 or a charity of one’s choice in Harry’s memory.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
May 20, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Roberts-Winegardner Funeral Home
304 Mill St
New Lexington, OH 43764

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 21, 2022

10:30 AM
Roberts-Winegardner Funeral Home
304 Mill St
New Lexington, OH 43764

American Legion Service
Saturday
May 21, 2022

11:15 AM
New Lexington Cemetery
440 Swigart Street
New Lexington, OH 43764

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
May 21, 2022

New Lexington Cemetery
440 Swigart Street
New Lexington, OH 43764

Donations

Hospice of Central Ohio, Plilanthrophy Dept
2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark OH 43055

A Charity of One's Choice

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