Robert Michael “Mike” Downing passed away on Sat., May 17. He was born on May 12, 1946 in Hammond, Indiana to Robert and Eris Downing.
The family moved to California where he spent his youth in Burbank and in North Shore on the Salton Sea. His early adult years were spent in and around Indio, Calif. and he spent the last 25 years as a resident of Fallbrook.
He worked most of this life as a meat cutter in various grocery stores including A&D Market in Coachella and Major Market in Fallbrook, from which he retired at 65.
He was the father of three, a proud Marine, and a Vietnam veteran.
In his youth, Mike loved to water ski and spent summer vacations with his family at the Colorado River. He was also an avid fisherman spending his time chasing dorado and tuna in Muleg