Leon Alfred Downing

Born: 03/05/1938 Passed:

Leon Alfred Downing 82, went to be with the Lord, peacefully in his home on June 6, following a long illness. He was born in Lincoln, Nebraska but came to Ohio when he was about 7 years old. He was a gentle, brilliant man. He started the LeDow Company, Inc., in 1978 and worked very hard for 36 years. He enjoyed golfing, playing basketball, exercising at the Jewish Center, and working in his yard. He loved his family and family vacations.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Neva Downing; brother, Marvin and sister, Kendra Rightsell.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Beverly Downing; children, Heather Downing, John (Georgia) Downing; grandchildren, Jake and Alex.

There will be a private family Celebration of Life at his home. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 70 W. Streetsboro St., Suite 201, Hudson, Ohio 44236. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at www.heritagecremationsociety.com


Heritage Cremation Society




2 Tributes to Leon Alfred Downing

  1. Phil Baldauf says:

    we will all miss Leon He was a great Lambda Chi brother and alum
    My sympathy in your time of sorrow
    Phil Baldauf GA859

  2. The Sveda Family says:

    We truly miss this wonderful neighbor. Our Oak Hill Rd “family “ shared holidays, children, weddings, deaths, walks in the woods, & a great life in the valley. Rest In Peace Leo.

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