Robert F. Downing

March 17, 1933May 24, 2018

DOWNING, Robert F. May 24, 2018 of Buffalo, NY. Beloved husband of Suzanne (nee Brown ). Dearest father of Valerie (John) Caulfield, Robert (Elizabeth), Kathleen Krauza, Timothy (Angela), Edward Brown, Brian (Patricia), Christopher (Celeste) and Suzanne (Michael) Cryan. Cherished grandfather of Kevin, Elizabeth, Robert III, William, Katie, Margaret, Molly, Matthew, Tucker, Timothy Jr., Alanna, Colin, Ryan, Shannon, Edward, James, Kelly, Kevin, Caitlin, Jack, Brendan, Delia and great grandfather of Claire and Kate. Dear brother of John (Sarah), Thomas (Charlotte) and the late Joanne (late Joseph) Giangreco, Suzanne (late David) Runyan, Maureen (Donald) Murray and Franklin(late Dolores) Downing. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mark RC Church Tuesday at 9:30 AM. Please assemble at the church. Donations may be made to Catholic Charities of WNY. Online condolences may be shared at


  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Robert F. Downing

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Joe Krantz

May 30, 2018

Sue and family,
There wasn't a Brown family reunion at Seven Springs near Batavia that Bob made more fun. His laughter, jokes and fooling around with the kids always made it more fun., for "it's the laughter we shall remember" !

Joe Krantz

Ann Marie (Fanning) Long

May 29, 2018

Sue and family,

On behalf of Ann Long and family thoughts and prayers.



May 27, 2018

Dearest Sue and family:

I am smiling now remembering *Sir Robert* and I walking briskly along the Gulf at Captiva Island ,
he would keep up with my brisk walk and I admired him for that. John and I, Sue and Bob had wonderful happy memories together.

Sir Robert......We will miss your contagious smile and laughter.....Your family exemplifies your gracious
qualities as a husband , father, brother, uncle and friend.

Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

May God Bless You and Your Family

Gina Pinelli (Muscalino) and family

Bob Rodgers

May 27, 2018

Dear Sue, Dorothy and I offer our deepest sympathy for your loss of Bob. We had many great times together and will hold them forever in our hearts. We will not be at the funeral since Dorothy is in a wheel chair and I use a walker, but we will be there in spirit at least.

Frank & Carol Tuzzolino

May 26, 2018

Dear Kathy and Downing Family, we are saddened to hear of the passing of your wonderful father. His kind spirit is reflected and carried on by all of you!
Frank and Carol Tuzzolino