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Casimir Downs

Casimir S. Downs, age 91 of North Riverside. U.S. WWII Navy Veteran. Beloved husband of Annabelle, nee Battaglia, loving father of John (Debbie) and Richard (Barbara), cherished grandfather of Kayce Jene, Jessie, Ricky Jr., Mikey and Joey, dear brother of Virginia (William) Gibson, the late Henry Downs and the late Theresa (late Andrew) Hanson. Funeral Saturday, July 8, 10:00am Prayers at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 S. DesPlaines Avenue, North Riverside, 11:00am Mass at St. Mary Church, 126 Herrick Road, Riverside. Private Inurnment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Visitation Friday, 4:00pm-9:00pm. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.KuratkoNosek.com. Info: (708) 447-2500.

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I never met Mr. Casimir Downs, but he must have been a heck of a guy. The value of our lives is the people we leave behind. Richard Downs is as good a guy as I know, his dad did a good job with him! I have known Rick for many years and gotten to know the Downs family thru our conversations. Casimir can look down from heaven with a smile and with some pride, he did a very good job with his family! I am sorry for your familys loss. Remember, he is never really gone as long as he lives in your hearts.

Rusty Metcalf Jul 7 2017 5:42 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you Rick as you go though this challenging time. Its hard to put into words what a father provides his children, but know that he will be dearly missed.

Patric Brown Jul 6 2017 2:05 PM

Casey was a supervisor of mine in the early 70s at Electro-Motive, always friendly, appreciative and fair he was the kind of boss one never forgets. I cannot attend the viewing but he and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Godspeed Casimir.

Lawrence Kargol Jul 6 2017 12:55 PM

I am saddened by the news that Unless Cassie has passed. Please accept my dearest sympathy. I will cherish my fond memories of him .Aunt Annabelle, Rick and John please know our prayers are with you.

Patrick and Pamela Gibson Jul 5 2017 10:58 PM

Please accept my heart-felt condolences on the passing of Ricks father. Im sorry that I will not be able to be there with you. But please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kirk Jaglinski Jul 4 2017 3:15 AM