William J. Downer

Auburn, New York

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Bill and Peggy Downer on Bill's home-build footbridge ca. 2003.

Downer's Pharmacy on Owasco Rd., Auburn shortly after it opened in 1970. McLaughlin Glass Co. now occupies the building.

Bill and Peggy Downer in 1954 at their home in Bethpage, NY.

Bill's mother Cecilia (left) with Bill and Peggy Downer on their wedding day August 22, 1946 in Milton, Pa.

Cpl. William Downer with sweetheart Peggy (now Mrs. Downer) in 1943.

Bill as a teenager in 1939

Mrs. Downer and family, I am very sorry for your families loss. I first met Mr. and Mrs Dowmer in the late sixties at their pharmacy on State Street and continued to do business with them after the moved to Owasco road, We had small children at the time and it seemed like we were always at Downers pharmacy / store for some prescription for us or the children. Mr. and Mrs Downer couldn't do enough for our family and if they didn't have what the Doctor ordered, they would get it as fast as they...

Marine Pvt. William Downer in 1942

We'll miss you, Dad. Here's your official Marine portrait from 1942.

Billy Downer at age 4 in 1928 at the door of his parents' grocery store, holding flowers for Mom.


William's Obituary

William Downer passed away in Auburn, New York. The obituary was featured in The Citizen on April 24, 2013.