Betty I. Downing

Betty I. Downing, 86, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, June 14, 2014, surrounded by her loving family after her battle with kidney failure and breast cancer.

Betty was born on May 26, 1928. She was a devoted wife to Paul A. Downing. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Martha Strausser; daughter, Carole Ann Peckous; and a brother, Monroe Strausser.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Paul A. Downing; son, David P. Downing (Robin); brother, Eugene Strausser (Pat); son-in-law, Frank Peckous; grandsons, David P. Downing II (Wendy) and Derek Downing and his wife; great-grandsons, Tyler Downing and Cole Downing; and her cat, Peaches. Betty is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Betty enjoyed family get-togethers, playing bingo, Elvis Presley and Betty Boop memorabilia.

There will be no calling hours per Betty’s wishes. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Betty’s memory to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont Street, Gloversville, NY 12078, c/o the Downing Family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville. Online condolences are available at