Jack Downie, who was an executive at several injection molding press and auxiliary equipment companies, died Jan. 12.
Downie, 66, of Coraopolis, died of complications of liver cancer, said his wife, Judy Weber. She said Downie was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2007, but continued to have an active life. In recent years, he served as chief operating officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh.
``We have had such a blessed life visiting with our kids and traveling,'' she said. He became more seriously ill the day before Christmas.
From 1991-97, Downie was president of Conair Franklin in Franklin, Pa. He then became president of injection press supplier Arburg Inc. in Newington, Conn. In mid-2000, Downie was named executive vice president of ACS Group, which was then called AEC Inc.
He left AEC in 2001 to become president of injection press maker Sandretto USA and polyurethane equipment supplier Cannon USA.
A private burial will take place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville, Pa.