Pat Downes - January 28, 2013

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RAVENA – Pat Downes, 72, passed away unexpectedly Monday, January 28, 2013.  Pat was a lifelong resident of Ravena.  He was active in politics, had been on the Planning Board, Assessor and building inspector for the Town of Coeymans and had served as Judge for the Village of Ravena.  Pat was a building contractor and built many homes in the Village of Ravena and Town of Coeymans.  After his retirement he went to work for Home Depot for over 15 years.  Pat was very active and a dedicated member of the Greater Ravena Area Lions Club, being King Lion at the time of his death.

     Survivors include his loving wife, Ann M. Downes;  children, Kathleen Emory, Marie VanDerhyden and Patricia Downes;  5 grandchildren;  siblings, Betty Hotaling and Larry Downes;  and several nieces and nephews.  Pat was predeceased by his brothers, Rene and Billy Downes.

     Funeral services will be held 9 AM Friday, February 1st at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena.  Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans.  Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Thursday from 4 to 8 PM. 

 

     Contributions in memory of Pat may be made to the Greater Ravena Area Lions Club, PO Box 201, Ravena, NY 12143 or to the Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany, 301 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12206-3091.