George was a former inspector for Babcock and Wilcox for 30+ years. He was a member of the Boilermakers Union and enjoyed fishing and doing puzzles. George served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
He was the beloved husband of Leoma Downey (Foster), to whom he was married 58 years; loving father of George Downey, Jr., James W. Downey (Sandra), Rick L. Downey and David M. Downey (Lyn); dear grandfather of Ian and Erin Downey, Sharon and Katelyn Downey, Joseph and Ricky Downey, Jr., Carri McBurney, Olivia, Kevin and Carolyn Downey, Joseph Downey; great-grandfather of Melody, Kaylee and Zoey Downey, J.T. Blake-Downey; Molly and Curtis McBurney.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Downey.
Services will be held Friday, February 15, 2013 at 11 A.M., at the Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina. Pastor Greg Walker will officiate. Military burial will be held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman. Family will receive friends Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 6 to 8 P.M. in the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com