Robert Vincent Downey
Robert Vincent Downey
  • July 7, 1942 - January 27, 2017
  • Lutz, Florida

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DOWNEY, Capt. Robert Vincent USN (Ret.), 74, entered into rest January 27, 2017. He was born July 7, 1942 in Linden, NJ, the son of Vincent and Mabel Downey. He served for 28 years for our nation during which he was honored with several medals including: National Defense Service Medal w/Silver Star, Humanitarian Service Medal, the Navy "E" Ribbon, Defense Superior Service Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with Star, USAF OLC, Air Medal with USAF OLC, USAF Outstanding Unit with two OLC’s, Meritorious Unit Commendation with four Stars, the USAF Maint Award, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with four Stars, Vietnam Service Medal and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. Bob enjoyed a leadership role with both Navy League and the Sea Cadets. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Patty Downey; son, Jack Downey; daughter, Tina (Bobby) Williams; and three grandchildren, Brittany (Jeff) Fleishman, Catherine Downey and Bobby Downey. Interment with Military Honors will take place on Feb 13, 2017 at 12:15pm at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 4400 W Kenyon Ave, Denver, CO 80236. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Bob’s memory to a Veteran’s organization of your choice.