John J. Downing
- Fire Department City of New York
- New York
- Age: 40
- Year of Death: 2001
Line of Duty Death: Father’s Day‚ June 17‚ 2001
Born: January 15‚ 1961
Dates of Service: July 16‚ 1989 – June 17‚ 2001
Wife: Anne Downing
Children: Joanne and Michael
Family: Parents‚ Josephine and Denis (deceased); Sisters Maureen‚ Denise and Rosie: Brothers‚ Joseph (NYPD)‚ James (NYPD) and Denis (FDNY)
Interests: John’s life was his wife‚ his children and being a fireman. John cherished and adored his children. Joanne’s soccer games were a priority. He enjoyed barbecuing for family and friends‚ a good debate and a good joke. He loved working on home improvements and always had a project in progress. John was proud to be an avid New York Yankees and New York Giants fan.
John was a wonderful husband‚ loving father‚ devoted son‚ loyal brother‚ fun-loving uncle and true friend. He was a dedicated New York City firefighter‚ who truly loved ñthe job.î John was a beautiful person and is a true hero to the world. We are blessed to have been a part of his life. He has left us with wonderful memories‚ we will cherish forever.
He is sadly missed by all; ’till we meet again.
Thank you for your service and your bravery. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.– Maria Greco