2008-12-17 / Obituaries

Timothy James Downey

Timothy James Downey, age 57, of Garrison, passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2008 at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Hospital in New York surrounded by his family.

Born October 15, 1951 in Pleasantville, NY, he was the son of the late James Joseph and Nancy Lane (Rosebury) Downey.

Mr. Downey, a 1973 graduate of Hamilton College, worked as a management consultant and strategic planner for a number of major firms including Verizon, Goldman Sachs, and Deloitte Consulting. His most recent position was with the Westchester based firm, Datakey Consulting LLC. He also authored the crime novel A Splendid Executioner which takes place in New York City's Hell's Kitchen. He was the author of A Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology and was a rock musician, playing saxophone is numerous bands upstate and in the New York City area.

He and his family have attended Philipstown Worship Group of the Religious Society of Friends since the inception of the group in 1998. Timothy taught First Day School and served as Treasurer of the Philipstown Worship Group. He was active in the community and served as a Trustee of the Garrison Children's Education Fund.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Linda Wright Downey, and two sons, James Wright Downey and Kyle Vardaman Downey, two siblings, Michael Downey of Pleasantville, New York, and Sheila Downey Sullivan of Bayport, New York and their families.

A Quaker Memorial Service will be held at 1pm on Saturday, December 20 at St. Philip's Church in the Highlands, Route 9D, Garrison, NY. A reception will follow in St. Philip's Parish Hall. Friends may call at the Clinton Funeral Home, corner of Parrott & Pine Sts (21 Parrott St) Cold Spring, on Thursday, December 18 from 5-8pm. A private interment service will be held at Cold Spring Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome in Timothy's name to the Memorial Sloan -Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10065, the Garrison Children's Education Fund, P.O. Box 262, Garrison, NY 10524, or Oakwood Friends School, 22 Spackenkill Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.

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