April 13, 2020
Marjorie Kay Downs, 89, was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 13, 2020, at Forbes Hospital, near her home in Monroeville, Pa. She was born October 15, 1930, in Youngwood, PA, the only child of Lester and Helen (Connor) Momeyer of Youngwood. She was the devoted wife of Robert Downs and loving mother of 5 children, 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. She was married for almost 68 years to Bob, son of Alexander and Marie (Miller) Downs of Latrobe Pa. Margie’s favorite times were spent with her family. She was the loving mother of Rebecca (Downs) Dolinsky of Harrison City, PA; David (Susan Knoedl) Downs of Harrison City, PA; Kathleen Downs of Annapolis, MD; Daniel Downs of Trafford, PA; and the late Sean Downs of Manor, PA. She was the proud grandmother of Lisa (Blaine) Raling, Sara (Jamie) Rosensteel, Danika Dolinsky, Angelina Downs, and Brian (Becca) Downs. Margie was great-grandmother of Tyler Raling, Hannah Raling and Kinsley Downs; and great-great-grandmother of Sophia Raling. She was kind, compassionate, talkative, and friendly with everyone she met. She was a dedicated volunteer, with over 2,600 hours at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville, where she was proud to wear her pink smock and recognition pins for her years of service. She also generously volunteered her time with March of Dimes, MS Society, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and North American Martyrs Church. She was a talented artist, and later in life, created many oil and acrylic paintings which were proudly displayed in her home. Margie was an avid fan of the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates, enjoying games on TV surrounded by her family and waving her terrible towel. She loved puzzles of all kinds – crossword, word jumble, picture puzzles – and it was not uncommon to involve others by asking, “What is a three-letter word for…?” and she worked each puzzle until she completed it. She enjoyed flying with Bob in their Piper airplane to visit family and to explore new places as far away as Florida. She loved her gardens and the birds who flocked to the birdfeeder outside her kitchen window after Bob put out seeds and bread every morning. She enjoyed watching the deer families traverse the hillside behind her house. She was an exceptionally strong woman and over many years, she battled and bounced back from breast cancer, diabetes, infections, a bad fall, and heart disease. She had wonderful doctors and nurses who genuinely cared for her, and her family is grateful to the exceptional care they all provided. Her family was sad to lose her on Monday, April 13, 2020 after her brave and optimistic struggle with heart and pulmonary disease.Margie was a loving and warm woman who was loved by everyone who knew her. There will be no public visitation. Her final resting place will be with her family at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Latrobe, PA. A memorial mass will be held at a later date.
Marjorie Kay Downs, 89, was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 13, 2020, at Forbes Hospital, near her home in Monroeville, Pa. She was born October 15, 1930, in Youngwood, PA, the only child of Lester and Helen (Connor) Momeyer... View Obituary & Service Information
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