His career was as an industrial arts teacher at Weeks Jr High, but in addition to his day job, he had a print shop in his basement, and he was a children's entertainer, doing magic shows at children's birthday parties, holiday parties, and other events.
He personality was that of an entertainer, and he loved to get a hold of someone new on whom he could pull all of his jokes and tricks.
Herb Downs family in 1968
Brothers Stew and Herb Downs
Dad died in October, 1982. Thirty years have passed since then. I find it hard to believe that in two years I will have reached the age at which he died. We miss him.