Brandon J. Downard

August 20, 1981 ~ July 10, 2020 (age 38)


NAME: Brandon J. Downard

AGE:  38


DATE OF DEATH:  July 10, 2020

PLACE AND CITY OF DEATH: Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights

DATE OF BIRTH: August 20, 1981

CITY OF BIRTH: New Kensington

PARENTS NAMES:  Louis D. and Cindy M. (Gentile) Downard Jr.


DECEASED FAMILY MEMBERS:  He was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents, Louis D. and Dolores (Marello) Downard Sr. and his Maternal Grandparents, Francis and Geraldine (Carson) Gentile Jr., and 2 Great Uncles, Henry and Edward Marello.

MEMBERSHIPS/ INTERESTS: Brandon worked at Giant Eagle, New Kensington for many years.  He was his Mother’s helper, a care giver to his grandparents and a loving uncle to Oliver. He graduated from Valley High School in 2000, graduated from Point Park University in 2006 with a BA in English and was the author of 2 published books.  He enjoyed collecting  comic books, playing video games, a pro wrestling fan, a movie buff and enjoyed time with his family.


SURVIVORS: His parents Louis D. and Cindy M. (Gentile) Downard Jr, Lower Burrell, twin brother, Brett (Jennifer) Downard, Allegheny Twp., nephew, Oliver Henry Downard and aunt, Terri (Joey Salvati) Gentile.


VISITATION TIME & WHERE: Friends will be received Monday, 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.,                   in the Giunta-Bertucci Funeral Home, Inc. 1509 5th. Avenue, Arnold, JohnPaul Bertucci Owner/Supervisor.

FUNERAL TIME & PLACE:    A Funeral Service will take place Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. in the Funeral Home with Pastor Dean Ward of The River Community Church officiating.  

BURIAL: will follow at Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell

Those desiring may make donations in Brandon’s name to the American Cancer Society, P.O.Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK  73123-1718


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July 13, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Giunta-Bertucci Funeral Home Inc.
1509 Fifth Avenue
Arnold, PA 15068

Funeral Service
July 14, 2020

11:00 AM
Giunta-Bertucci Funeral Home Inc.
1509 Fifth Avenue
Arnold, PA 15068

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