Remembering Michael Downey
May 8, 2013
We most regrettably convey the passing of a very special and beloved member of the PenChecks family.
On May 8th, 2013, Michael James Downey lost his battle with cancer. Mike served as PenChecks’ chief financial officer and in-house comic relief for six years. Mike was a colleague, a friend, a husband and father. I had the pleasure of knowing him for more than 20 years, and watched him grow into one of the finest individuals anyone could hope to be. He brought great energy, passion, and a professional ethic to his work at PenChecks. He was incredibly courageous, graceful and determined to the very end, and will be forever missed and remembered. Mike is survived by his wife, Janet, and their three adopted sons, Jed, Joshua and Levi.
We are pleased to announce the Downey Family Educational Trust, established for the benefit of the Downey children. Bernzott Capital Advisors of Camarillo, CA has graciously agreed to manage the trust. Funds are custodied at UMB Bank, N.A., Kansas City, MO.
Donations large and small are appreciated with heartfelt gratitude and may be directed here:
Bernzott Capital Advisors
888 W. Ventura Blvd., Suite B
Camarillo, CA 93010
Please make checks payable to: Bernzott Funds for further credit to: Downey Family Educational Trust
Days pass now when Mike is not in our lives, but not a moment passes when he is not in our hearts.
President and CEO, PenChecks