Kenneth D. Downie

  • Born: January 31, 1951
  • Died: October 24, 2017
  • Location: Pequea, Pennsylvania

Porterfield-Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, Ltd.

890 Isabel Drive
James A. Porterfield, Supervisor
Lebanon, PA 17042
Tel. (717) 272-4634

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kenneth D. Downie, 66 of Marticville passed away Tuesday morning, October 24, 2017 at Conestoga View. Born on January 31, 1951 in Bossier, LA he was the son of the late Richard and Genevieve May Downie. He was the step son of Emma Downie who survives. Ken was married on July 26, 2003 to Sandra L. Fryberger Downie.

Ken served in the United States Army Reserves. He was a certified HVAC mechanic and certified electrician. He worked for Clark Mechanical. Ken belonged to the Lancaster County CB Radio Club. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, camping and rescuing injured wild animals.

In addition to his wife, Sandy and his step mother, Ken is survived by his step children, Bonnie K. Fryberger of Pequea, Ray E. Fryberger of Fort Mill, SC, and Howard E. Chapman of Pequea. He will be missed by 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Ken is also survived by his sisters, Janet and Kathy, both of Florida.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Ken's funeral service on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11AM from the Melanie B. Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, The Gundel Chapel, 3225 Main Street, Conestoga, PA. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Saturday from 10-11AM. Private interment will be held in Delaware.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My grandfather Kenneth Downie was the most kind, care, most helpful person I have ever met. I remember when I would wake up to the smell of burnt bacon at 5 in the morning. And in the summer picking squash and okra, he would always try to make me try it but I never liked it. We used to watch family feud and guess what the next answer was. I loved when the community day came around he would make some amazing chicken. All of theses memories will be missed and many many more I love you Papp.❤

Posted by Kayleann Chapman - Lancaster, PA - Grandchild   September 28, 2018

So sorry about kenny.really miss seing you please call me 412 932 3508.miss you

Posted by Pattie Richardson - Bear, DE - Friend   August 08, 2018


No more pain. Rest in Peace, my brother, Kenny.
I have always loved you and will hold you close to my heart. See you again.

Your sister

Posted by Kathy Bond-Downie - St Petersburg, FL - Sister   October 28, 2017

Rest In Peace Uncle Kenny...

Posted by Terri Storer - Charles Town, WV   October 27, 2017


To My "Country and Classy" brother, Kenny,

Thank you for always being there for me with a listening hear and with broad shoulders. Your humorous traits and BIG heart kept life light too. Through it ALL, Kenny, we are alright! I know that you "braved" cancer and eventually tiring resulting in our Jesus calling you home to be with Him and our loved ones. I am left with deep gratitude for your wife, Sandy and for Jesus appointed time spent with you and for the purpose of you, me and Kathy being reunited as siblings. Kenny, rest in peace, you will always be in my heart and see you again in heaven.

Love you dearly
Your Sister, Janet
ps: Are there fancy chickens and classic cars in heaven.....

Posted by Janet Downie - Pembroke Pines, FL - Sister   October 26, 2017

Rest In Peace my brother, you were a great person and will be missed by many, thanks for all the great times, go in peace to a better place and know that you made a great impact on every life you touched on the face of this earth. be with GOD now and make him some great chicken .

Posted by John M. Appel - Lititz, PA - Family   October 26, 2017