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Lawrence Paul Downs

Ocean Pines–Lawrence Paul Downs, 75, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.  
Born in Baltimore City, he was the son of the late Paul and Ethel Mae Stein Downs. He is survived by his wife, Sally Stowe Downs, and children; Nancy Morgan of Des Moines, Iowa, John A. Morgan, Jr. and his wife, Alyssa McCarthy, of Arlington, Va. and Robert A. Downs of Baltimore.  
He leaves three grandchildren; Michael Paul Morgan, Robert F. Downs, Jr., and Jennifer Downs. He is also survived by his sister, Kathleen Milligan, and her husband, Ronald Patrick, of Westminster, Md., and nieces; Kristin Hurley and Corrine Milligan.
Mr. Downs, a U.S. Navy veteran, had worked with the federal government in the Medicare Division. He served on the advisory board of Wor-Wic Community College, and on their long range planning committee. He also served on the Shore Line Commission.
A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Rev. Michael Moyer officiated. Cremation followed.  
A donation in his memory may be made to: Worcester County Humane Society, P.O. Box 48 Berlin, Md. 21811. Letters of condolence may be sent via: