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    5 year old, Michael Downing, the son of the Late FF. John Downing, FDNY L-163, who was killed at the 2001 Fathers Day Fire, passed away Oct 20, after his battle with Neuroblastoma.

    Friends may visit the family at the Kennedy-Roth Funeral Home, 41-45 58th St., Woodside, NY, Wednesday and Thursday 2-5 and 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial, Friday 10:30am at the St. Sebastian RC Church.

    In lieu of flowers the family requests donation be made in Michael's name to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Pediatrics at MSKCC 1275 York Ave., NY, NY 10021, or the NYC Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, 21 Asch Loop Bronx, NY 10475.


    To his mother Anne I can only wish you strength.
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    My heart goes out to Mrs. Downing ..... I'm am so sorry for her loss. Losing a husband is a big blow in itself but to lose your child a short time later ...... awful. My prayers are with Anne and her family to help them through this trying time.
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    Words escape me on this. My prayers are with the Downing family.

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    Speechless...


    Thoughts and Prayers with the family at this time.
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    My prayers and thoughts go to the Downing family.



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    My thoughts and prayers to the Downing family.
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    To the Downing Family, I send my deepest condolences, and my thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with you.
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    My deepest condolences to the Downing family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Rest in peace Michael

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    Sleep with angels sweet Michael

    My deepest sympathies to the his mother Anne, the Downing family and their FDNY L-163 family.
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    My condolences and heart felt sympathy goes to the Downing family!

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    There are some who will say that God makes things happen for a reason. I can only imagine that God has amazing things planned for Mrs. Downing that will utilize the strength she will surely have developed by that time.

    Play joyfully in Gods garden sweet child, free of pain and despair. Smile down on your mother while holding your fathers hand and protect her. Send her your love in every new blossom that blooms, your laughter in the joyful song of a bird, your caress in the touch of raindrops on her cheek.

    My sincere condolences on your loss and pain.

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    Rest in peace, little brother. The Downing family will be in our thoughts and prayers this day and many more to come.
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    I cannot image the pain and sorrow of loosing both a spouse and child within such a short period of time.

    The only consolation is that He and his father are together again where joy and happiness reigns.

    My thoughts and prayers to the family.
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    My thoughts and prayers are with the Downing family. May Micheal and his Father rest together in peace.
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    As the father of a 5 yo and 1 1/2 yo, I can only say that I'm truely sorry for her loss.
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    My thoughts and condolences go out to the Downing family. Rest in peace Micheal
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    LadyCapn,
    you echoed my sentiments to the tee. My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of the Downings.
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