DOWNS, George H., 80, passed away July 24, 2010 at Casa de la Luz Hospice in Tucson, AZ with his loving AZ family at his side. Tucson area survivors are his wife of 55 years, Joan A. Downs (Ryder); his daughter, Elaine (James) Straub; three grandchildren, Melissa (Greg) Matrecito, James Straub, Jr. and David Straub; six great-grandchildren, Chris, Tristin, Gabi, Easton, Annika and Breanna. George was a member of the Dinner and Show Club in Sun City Rancho Vistoso, the Chicago Miniature Schnauzer Club and The American Miniature Schnauzer Club. George's ashes will be returned to Long Island, NY, by his wife and daughter this fall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Casa de la Luz Foundation, 400 W. Magee Road, Tucson, AZ 85704. A Celebration of his life will be held at his Sun City Vistoso home on Saturday, August 14, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. Call Jim for directions 520-744-9623. Arrangements entrusted to DESERT SUNSET FUNERAL HOME 297-9007.
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Aug. 1, 2010