Brian A. Downey, 54, of Terre Haute, passed away at his residence on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. He was born Sept. 17, 1959, in Indianapolis, the son of Ronald and Doris Lintzenich Downey. He was a graduate of Akin High School in Cincinnati, and was a machinist for G.E. Aviation and he worked as a final inspector on jet aircraft engine components. He married Jessie Anderson and they made their life together in Terre Haute. He was a talented machinist and craftsman.
He is survived by his wife, Jessie Downey; his mother, Doris Downey of Naples, Fla., daughters, Nichole Downey of Naples, and Emma Downey and husband Dart Thomas of Cincinnati. He also is survived by a granddaughter, Eriana Thomas; brothers, Todd Downey of Cincinnati, Andrew Downey and wife Stacey of Naples; and a sister, Frankie Downey of Hamilton, Ohio.
Private funeral services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Eriana Thomas Education Fund in care of the family. Arrangements entrusted to Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at: firstname.lastname@example.org