Age 53, of Elba, died Monday November 23, 2015. He was born in Batavia on July 7, 1962, to Clarence (Vickie) Downs of Elba and the late Linda (Farren), also preceded in death by granddaughters, Destiny and Jasmine Lowe.
Richie was a mechanic for many years, enjoyed working on cars, going to the races, watching NASCAR, loved his cat, "Growler" and most of all spending time with family and friends.
Surviving along with his parents, sons, Richard (Abby) Lowe of Albion, Garrett Downs; daughter, Dina (Joe) Forone of Lyndonville; brothers, Carl J. Downs and James C. Downs both of Elba and his sister, Shawn (Daniel) Hargrave of Batavia; grandchildren, Richard Lowe, Jr., Baylee Mae Lowe, Ariana Bernal, Leo Poldo Bernal and Jayden Johnston; nieces/nephews, Krystle (Daniel) Robinson, Mikaela Frasier, Carl Amesbury, Triton Drock along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. The family will be present from 6-8pm Friday November 27 at the MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020 where a celebration of Richie's life will continue at the DIBBLE FAMILY & EVENT CENTER following visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the family.
THE FAMILY OF RICHARD JOHN DOWNS IS BEING CARED FOR BY THE MICHAEL S. TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL, LLC 4120 WEST MAIN STREET ROAD BATAVIA, NEW YORK 14020.