David H. Downing, 86 of East Brady died Thursday, November 28, 2019 at the Clarion Hospital.
Born January 31, 1933 in East Brady, he was the son of Charles E. and Florence “Mildred” (Shawl) Downing.
On May 1, 1951, David married the former Blanche M. Fleeger, she survives.
David owned and operated his family business, Downing Sanitation for 30 years. The business serviced many homes and businesses in East Brady and surrounding areas. Prior to that, he worked at Pullman Standard as a Welder for 3 years and drove truck for several years.
David enjoyed hunting, had an interest in trains, was a member of the NRA and loved family gatherings. He was a loving and kind man who was the life of the party.
Surviving is his wife of 68 years, Blanche Downing of East Brady, One son; Larry and wife Linda Downing of Fairmont City, and Three daughters; Sandy and husband Keith McLane of Pottsville, Debbie Henry of Valencia, Janet and husband Donald Wyman of New Bethlehem.
He is also survived by One brother, L. Wilson and wife Catherine Downing of Bradys Bend. Seven Grandchildren, Seven Great Grandchildren and One Great-Great Grandchild.
David was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and sister in law; Charles and Annabelle Downing, one sister and brother in law; Dorothy and Max Slaugenhoup, and two grandchildren.
Friends of David H. Downing will be received from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00PM Monday, December 2, 2019 at Buechele Funeral Home and Cremation Service Inc. 707 Kellys Way, East Brady, PA 16028
Additional visitation will be held from 12:00- until the time of the Funeral Service at 1:00PM Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the Funeral Home. The service will be celebrated by Pastor Mark Hillwig of the East Brady Baptist Church and Rev. Lyle Westover of the Distant Baptist Church.
Burial will follow in St. Eusebius Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the Downing family suggests memorials be made in David’s name to the East Brady Ambulance Service PO Box 325, East Brady, PA 16028
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East Brady Ambulance
PO Box 325, East Brady PA 16028