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Calvin J. Downer

January 15, 1930 ~ September 27, 2021 (age 91)

Obituary

Calvin J. Downer, 91, passed away on Monday September 27, 2021, at his home with his children by his bedside.  Calvin was born in North Bangor, NY on January 15, 1930, to Clarence and Ruby Downer.

Calvin worked and retired after 40 years at Crucible Steel Mill in Solvay, NY.

He was predeceased by his wife Verda in March 2020; his daughter Susan Kisselstein of Palermo, NY; his brother Albert; sisters Shirley Cook, Irene LaVarnway, and Linda Gravlin.

He is survived by his brother Carter (Jean) Downer of Kirkville, NY; his seven children, Mona (Paul) Helmer of NC, Debbie (Lynn) Clark of New Haven, NY, Douglas Downer of CT, Henry Downer of NC, Clinton (Phyllis) Downer of Boylston, NY, Sally (Eric Chrisman) Downer of Fulton, NY, and Kathy Yablonski of Volney, NY.  He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.

Calvin was a hard worker and good provider of his family.  He will be deeply missed.  At his request there will be no calling hours.  Burial will take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

James A. Menter Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

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