- On April 8, 2021
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Phyllis Popp Downs, age 78, of Imperial, PA passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 after a lengthy illness. Phyllis graduated from Union High School, Burgettstown, PA and California State College where she earned her degree in Elementary Education and later a Master of Education. She was a teacher for 37 years at Burgettstown School District, with most of her career at Hanover Elementary. Phyllis was a Catholic by faith and was a long-time member of Holy Trinity Church.
Although she never had children of her own, her love for her nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins filled her heart with purpose. She will be sadly missed by them all.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 42 years, James Downs; sisters Erma McCloskey, Joann (John) Mckee, Arlene (Steve) Allison, and Susan (Bill) Dearth; brothers Allan (Jeanette) Bittner, Raymond Bittner, and Joey Bittner; very special aunts Sylvia Bittner and Velma Jean (Karl) Snyder; special cousins Beverly Filip, Nancy (Marty) Cwynar, John “Jackie” (Linda) Meehan, and Patty Ann Synder (Matthew) Harmon. She was preceded in death by her mother, Agnes Popp Bittner, her grandparents, a great nephew, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Family and friends are welcome on Monday, April 12, 2021 from 1:00-3:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care 5405 Steubenville Pike Robinson Township, PA 15136. Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 10:00am at Archangel Gabriel Parish (Holy Trinity Church). Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Family Hospice Inpatient Center, Canterbury Place 310 Fisk St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201 or Archangel Gabriel Parish 5718 Steubenville Pike McKees Rocks, PA 15136.