Eugene Melvin Downing

Eugene Melvin Downing, 90, of Phoenix, NY, passed away at
the home of his daughter Jan, in Central Square, on Friday
August 18, 2017. Born on August 12, 1927 to his
late parents Lelah May (Melvin) and Dana Downing in Ohio.
Gene was a U. S. Navy Veteran. He
was a graduate of Clarkson University, class of 1956. Gene
was a civil engineer for the Charles T. Main Co., Boston, MA.
A member of the Pennellville United Methodist Church; a long
time Mason with the Callimachus Lodge # 369 F & AM, Phoenix.
Gene had a strong passion for sailing and a mischievous nature.
Predeceased by his daughter Maureen; a brother Donald.
Surviving are his wife of nearly 51 years, Nancy L. (Eckert)
Downing; his children and their spouses, Jan (Steve), Valerie,
Marla (Matt), Deb (Jack), Fred (Terri), Donna (Barry), and
Dan (Robin); 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; his
brothers Alan, Dana (Patricia), and Stanley (Josephine); a
sister-in-law Rochelle; several nieces, nephews, cousins,
and friends.
Calling hours are on Monday August 21, from 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. in the Pennellville United Methodist Church, 389 Co.
Rt. 54, Pennellville, 13132. The masons will conduct a Masonic
service just prior to the 1 p.m. funeral service all in the church.
The Rev. Jeff Hodge will officiate. Burial to follow in Phoenix
Rural Cemetery.
Contributions to; Pennellville United Methodist Church, or
Callimachus Lodge # 369 F & AM, 451 Main St., Phoenix.
Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix has
care of arrangements.

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  1. Condolences to the Downing family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, “heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds.” May God bring you comfort and peace.

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