Casimir S. Downs, 91, died at his North Riverside home on July 3, 2017.
Born on Jan. 14, 1926 in Chicago, he served as a Seaman First Class in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war, he worked as a salary supervisor for General Motors’ Electro-Motive division in McCook.
Mr. Downs was the husband of Annabelle (nee Battaglia); the father of John (Debbie) and Richard (Barbara); the grandfather of Kayce Jene, Jessie, Ricky Jr., Mikey and Joey; and the brother of Virginia (William) Gibson.
A funeral Mass was celebrated July 8 at St. Mary Church in Riverside, followed by inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.
Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, North Riverside, handled arrangements.