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Stanford B. Downward, Sr.

Died: 4/11/2010

Mr. Stanford B. Downward, Sr., age 77, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. Born in New Castle on November 17, 1932, son of the late Frank Downward and Catherine Bowers Downward, Mr. Downward was a 1950 graduate of Wilmington High School. He was a chemical operator by profession and retired from Witco Chemical in New Castle in 1981 after 17 years of service. A devout Christian throughout his life, Mr. Downward was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church. He was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed sports, especially his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and beloved wife of 58 years, Barbara A. (Bobby) Simpson Downward; sons, Robert A. Downward (Marian) of Newark, DE; Stanford B. Downward, Jr. (Colleen) of Middletown, DE; and David W. Downward (Sheila) of New Castle, DE; siblings, Clifford M. Downward of Milford, DE; E. Thomas Downward (Grace) of New Castle, DE; Roy R. Downward (Patty) of Smyrna, DE; and Mary Lou Fox of Middletown, DE; grandchildren, Stephanie Maurer, Shannon Kautz, Scott Kustosz, Kate Kustosz, Maura Schultz, Jessica Downward, Stephen Downward, Michael Zenorini, Wayne Zenorini, Leslie Downward, and Robbie Downward, Jr.; and great grandchildren, Lauren, Benjamin, Addison, and Delaney. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Frank (Fran) Downward, Millard Downward, Pierce Downward, and Marcie Downward, and grandson, Brian Zenorini. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, April 15, 2010, at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 1700 Limestone Road, Wilmington, where visitation will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Marks United Methodist Church, 1700 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19804; or to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810. To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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