In Memorium – Service for Edward Mylo Downey


June 10, 2015 at the University of Maryland Chapel

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Videos* from the Service:

Piano Prelude – Dr. Elizabeth Dumas Schneider

Opening Prayer – Rev. Elizabeth A. Platz

Biography – Family Friend Michael Wessels

Personal Comments – University President Dr. Wallace Loh

On Eagles Wings – University of Maryland Chamber Singers

Personal Remembrances:

Daughter Lynda Henderson

Daughter Lisa Downey Merriam

Cousin Dr. Elizabeth “Ibby” Tanner

23rd Psalm – University of Maryland Chamber Singers

“A True Gentleman” – ΣΑΕ Brother Bruce Berlage

Battle Hymn of the Republic -University of Maryland Chamber Singers

Closing Prayer- Rev. Elizabeth A. Platz

Postlude Appalachian Spring – Dr. Elizabeth Dumas Schneider

Ed was a Maryland native who was born in Cumberland, grew up in College Park and attended the University of Maryland. After graduation he joined the Air Force as a second lieutenant and served in Korea.

He started two companies, one a publishing company which published magazines and coupon flyers for military families, and the other an information technology company which collected and analyzed scanner data from retailers, primarily military commissaries.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Loretta M. Downey and by his children from a former marriage Lynda Henderson and Lisa Merriam, and by his grandchildren Kyle Henderson, Kaitlyn Henderson, Lucy Merriam and Joe Merriam.

Ed  died surrounded by family and friends at his home from liposarcoma.

A memorial service was held at the University of Maryland Chapel at 11:00am on Thursday June 18, 2015.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Maryland 4-H Foundation Mylo Downey Scholarship Fund 8020 Greenmead Drive College Park, MD 20740


Edward Downey
October 20,1930 – June 7, 2015

* Special thanks to Ed’s nephew David Downey, CEO of Transvideo, for capturing these moments.