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Philip James Downey, Jr.

July 9, 1940 October 30, 2019
Philip James Downey, Jr.
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Obituary for Philip James Downey, Jr.

On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, Philip James Downey Jr., loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 79. Phil was born on July 9th 1940 in Chester, Pennsylvania to Philip Sr. and Anne Downey.

He received his degree in economics from the Pennsylvania Military College and then began a career working for Allstate Insurance for 28 years and until recently worked for Tyndall’s Casual Furniture at the Lewes store.

On October 20th, 1962, he married Maryjane Whittier Allam, to whom he was devoted. Phil and Maryjane lived in Newark for 29 years before moving to Dover.

Phil was an avid golfer and enjoyed historical biographies; but he was never happier than when he was spending time with his family.

Phil was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Dover for over eighteen years, where he served on the Finance Committee, Stewardship Committee and as an usher.

Phil was preceded in death by his father, Phil Sr., his mother, Anne, and granddaughter, Skylar.
He is survived by his wife Maryjane, his three children, Eric (Pamela), Chris (Billie), and Andrew (Erin), his brother Bud (Nancy), six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11 a.m. with visitation at 10 a.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church on 209 S State St, Dover, DE. Rev. Amy Yarnall officiating.


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Visitation

Saturday

9

Nov

10:00 AM 11/9/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/9/2019 11:00:00 AM
Wesley United Methodist Church

209 S. State Street
Dover, DE 19901

Wesley United Methodist Church
209 S. State Street Dover 19901 DE
United States

Service

Saturday

9

Nov

11:00 AM 11/9/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11/9/2019 12:00:00 PM
Wesley United Methodist Church

209 S. State Street
Dover, DE 19901

Wesley United Methodist Church
209 S. State Street Dover 19901 DE
United States
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