Michigan Memorial Funeral Home & Michigan Memorial Park


Robert Michael Downs

December 17 , 1945 - January 07 , 2018

Robert Michael Downs
Robert Michael Downs
1945 - 2018





DOWNS, Robert M, age 72, of New Boston, January 07, 2018. Beloved husband of Ruth Ann Downs. Loving father of Robert Jeffrey (Gwen) Downs and James Michael Downs. He is also survived by his brother Joel Coley. He is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Miga Downs and his brother Richard. Robert grew up on a small farm in Milan. He went to Ypsilanti Lincoln Consolidated High School. Robert received his Bachelor’s and his Masters degrees from Eastern Michigan University. He was an educator for 30 years in Wayne-Westland. Robert loved and lived for his family. He will be loved and missed by family and friends. His cremation took place at “The Witness Crematory” located inside of Michigan Memorial Funeral Home.


Ruth Ann and Sons I just wanted to let you know how sorry I was to hear the news of Mike's passing. I will be thinking of you in the months to come. Gloria

Ruthann and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Ruthann sending you hugs and see you in April. Bob and Donna Winkle

Ruth Ann and Family, My deepest condolences over Mike's passing. He was a good friend, relentlessly optimistic, and I will miss him until the day we meet again. Kim Bevier

Wishing peace and comfort to the entire family for your loss, and especially to Jeff and Gwen, who also lost her father just before the holidays. May you soon move past sadness and only remember the many joys you shared with your fathers. Jim Stewart