Brandon J. Downard
1981 - 2020
{ "" }
Share
Share Brandon's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
Brandon J. Downard, 38, of New Kensington, passed away Friday, July 10, 2020, at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. He was born Aug. 20, 1981, in New Kensington, to Louis D. and Cindy M. (Gentile) Downard Jr. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Louis D. and Dolores (Marello) Downard Sr.; his maternal grandparents, Francis and Geraldine (Carson) Gentile Jr.; and two great-uncles, Henry and Edward Marello. Brandon worked at Giant Eagle, New Kensington for many years. He was his mother's helper, a caregiver to his grandparents and a loving uncle to Oliver. He graduated from Valley High School in 2000, graduated from Point Park University in 2006 with a BA in English and was the author of two published books. He enjoyed collecting comic books, playing video games, was a pro wrestling fan and a movie buff, and enjoyed time with his family. He is survived by his parents, Louis D. and Cindy M. (Gentile) Downard Jr., of Lower Burrell; twin brother, Brett (Jennifer) Downard, of Allegheny Township; nephew, Oliver Henry Downard; and aunt, Terri (Joey Salvati) Gentile. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the GIUNTA-BERTUCCI FUNERAL HOME INC., 1509 Fifth Ave., Arnold, JohnPaul Bertucci, owner/supervisor. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastor Dean Ward, of The River Community Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. Those desiring may make donations in Brandon's name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. To leave an online condolence, visit www.giunta-bertucci.com.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in The Valley News Dispatch on Jul. 12, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JUL
13
Visitation
06:00 - 08:00 PM
JUL
14
Funeral services provided by
Order by phone: (866) 764-7853
MAKE A DONATION
Please consider a donation, as requested by the family.
Memories & Condolences
Guest Book sponsored by Giunta-Bertucci Funeral Home Inc.
Not sure what to say?
View Printed Guest Book
14 entries
July 15, 2020
BRANDON WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON. I COULD NOT MAKE THE VIEWING BECAUSE I HAVE DIFFICULTY STANDING. BRANDON WAS ALWAYS KIND AND HELPFUL AND I WILL MISS HIM VERY MUCH. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY. HE WILL BE MISSED AT GIANT EAGLE
SUE HELGERT
Coworker
July 14, 2020
I only knew Brandon as a regular customer at Giant Eagle. In our interactions he was always kind and helpful. He impressed me as a smart, thoughtful person. I wish you comfort and peace.
Toni McLeod
Acquaintance
July 14, 2020
Cindy, Lou, Brett & family,
Sending my thoughts and sympathies to you. I am truly sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort by keeping the memories of him alive with you every day.
Jes Reskiewicz
July 13, 2020
Eternal Friendship Remembrance Bouquet - VASE INCLUDED
Send Flowers and Gifts
Sympathy Gift courtesy of
Shaun DeCroo
July 13, 2020
Group of 10 Memorial Trees
Plant Memorial Trees
Sympathy Gift courtesy of
Steve Brown
July 12, 2020
I'm so Very Sorry and My Heart goes out to You All. I Cannot Begin to Imagine the Pain and Grief You All are Feeling. Brandon was an Outstanding Young Man from One of The Best Families I have Ever had the Pleasure to be Friends with. All My Sympathies!
Diann Ferrick
July 12, 2020
My sincere condolences to you on your loss. I don't know your loved one other than being a customer at Giant Eagle. He was a very kind soul and a very nice young man any time our paths crossed. He made an impression on people through the slightest interaction. May God give you peace and comfort through this difficult time.
Sandra Jones
Acquaintance
July 12, 2020
Rest easy my brother
Michael blankenship
Acquaintance
July 12, 2020
My Sincere Condolences, May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Natalie Raachini
Friend
July 12, 2020
Loving Light Dishgarden
Send Flowers and Gifts
Sympathy Gift courtesy of
Sherri Russo
July 12, 2020
Faithful Blessings Bouquet - VASE INCLUDED
Send Flowers and Gifts
Sympathy Gift courtesy of
a loved one
July 12, 2020
Comfort Planter
Send Flowers and Gifts
Sympathy Gift courtesy of
a loved one
July 12, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Nanci Giuffre
Friend
July 12, 2020
Always willing to help and was always kind to everyone. Gonna miss his smiling face.
Mary Margaret Esler
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences