Of North Versailles, a resident of Point Pleasant Retirement Community, born on January 26, 1930, died on Monday, January 20, 2014. Beloved wife for 54 years of John R. Downing, who is a resident of the Southwestern PA Veterans Center. Loving mother of Mary Ann Downing (Michael Fey) of CA, Paul J. Downing (Sherry) of TN and Karen Levenson (Sam) of IL; dear grandmother of Michaela and Madeline Tondi, Sarah and Rachel Levenson; sister of Fr. Noel H. Rothrauff, O.S.B. and the late Fr. Leo P. Rothrauff, O.S.B. Jane was a 1948 graduate of St. Thomas High School in Braddock and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserves. She was a member of St. Colman Church and formerly, St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Since 1970, Jane has been an active member and volunteer with Girl Scouts of America. She was the recipient of both the St. Joan of Arc Award and the St. Ann Award, which were bestowed by Diocese of Pittsburgh Catholic Committee on Scouting. Friends welcome Friday 2-7 p.m. at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, TURTLE CREEK/MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James St., Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Colman Church on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Jane's burial in St. Joseph Cemetery will be private. Also, friends and loved ones are invited to a Celebration of Jane's Life at 2 p.m. on her 84th birthday, Sunday, January 26, 2014, at Point Pleasant Retirement Community, 120 Mosside Blvd., North Versailles. Memorial donations may be made to Foreign Mission Office, Saint Vincent Archabbey, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2014