MERCER, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Robert C. Downing, 89, of Mercer, passed away on Saturday, October, 22, 2022, in his residence.

Mr. Downing was born January 1, 1933, in New Castle, a son of the late Robert and Alta “Mildred” (Davidson) Downing. 

He attended North High School in Youngstown, Ohio.  

Robert worked at General Fireproofing, Youngstown, Ohio, as a welder and grinder manufacturing office furniture. 

He was a NASCAR and wrestling enthusiast. His favorites were driver, Ryan Blaney and wrestler, Drew McIntyre. Robert was also fond of country music, especially Mac Wiseman.

He is survived by a daughter, Monica Hanna of Mercer; a son, Robert G. Downing (Rosie) of Oak Grove, Kentucky and grandson, Michael Downing.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Delores Fadeley; a brother, Cecil Downing and a granddaughter, Blaine Hanna.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Make A Wish Foundation, 707 Grant Street #3700, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

In keeping with Robert’s wishes, there will be no services.

Arrangements are being handled by J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.