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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 40
Year of Death: 2001

John J. Downing

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.

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  1. Thank you for your service and your bravery. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    – Maria Greco