Charles B. Jarvie Funeral Home, Inc.
1607 Pittsburgh St
Cheswick, PA 15024
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Age 92, of Cheswick, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 6, 2018 in Amber Woods. He was the son of the late Emmet and Kathryn Auttermohlen Downing and a lifelong resident of the community. He graduated from Springdale High School and served his country in The US Navy. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Tom worked as a pressman for the former Allegheny Label Co. in Cheswick where he eventually retired.  Mr. Downing was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church in Harwick where he was an longtime usher. He also belonged to the The Springdale Veteran's Association. He liked to read, golf and especially enjoyed time spent with his family. Surviving him are: daughter Kathryn Downing of NY; sons Richard (Eddy) Downing of New Mexico, and Michael (Nikki) Downing of CA; brother John (Doris Jean) Downing of OH; three grandchildren Aaron, Cory and Courtney; three great-grandchildren Tiffany, Braylon and Logan; many loving nieces and nephews and grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Mr. Downing was also preceded in death by his wife Irma Marie Vidmar Downing. Friends will be received on Monday, July 9, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., in the CHARLES B. JARVIE CHESWICK FUNRAL HOME INC. 1607 PGH. St. Veteran's services 7:00 Monday.  A blessing service will commence on Tuesday at 11 a.m., by The Rev. Alan Morris or Our Lady of Victory.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, his family suggests memorial contributions be made payable to the local Veteran's Chapter #53, c/o Robt. Jones 523 Burtner Rd. Natrona Heights, PA, 15065. www.jarviefuneralhome.com   

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on July 8, 2018
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