Kenneth, 66, was a charismatic and highly creative soul. A premiere expert in classic car upholstery, he founded European and American Auto Upholstery in Marin County, CA forty years ago. He had a great sense of humor, loved making new friends, mentoring others, and also taught Industrial Design at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Born and raised in St. Mary's County, Maryland; he is predeceased by his parents, Fielder and Doris Downes, his sister, Donna, and his loving dog Tucker. He is survived by his sisters Denise, Sue (twin), Doris, brothers Brad and David - and many nieces and nephews.