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“I am sorry to hear of your loss. I have fond memories of the Downs family from their time with Kaiser Permanente. My wife and I offer our deepest...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Steve Lawrence - Hudson, OH

“Mike & Tina, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Don Jacobs - Tallmadge, OH

“I'll miss u my friend ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Justin Leon - Akron, OH

“Tina so sorry for your loss , no parent should have a child pass before them. If there anything I can help you with please feel free to call ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: KATHI HUBER HUNTINGTON - OH

“I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear son. My heart goes out to you and your family. May God give you strength and comfort you during this...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Matt you were loved by many it's so sad to know you are gone I have known you for almost 12 years now and you were an amazing uncle to my daughter...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Ashley McCabe - Stow, OH

“Downs family, our thoughts and prayers are with you, Kirbie's, and the Burns families ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Offering our deepest sympathies during this time. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - OH

“Fond memories of Matt's warm smile - I was his 5th grade teacher, and remember him well. Peace be with you. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Sheri Quinn - Stow, OH - Teacher

“My deepest condolences to Matt's family. He was a sweet, smart and caring boy, and a good friend to my son for many years.I am so sorry to hear of...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Vicki Triplett - Akron, OH

“My heart is broken. Deepest sympathy to Matt's entire family. I will always remember his kind, warm smile. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Andrea Schepis - Stow, OH

“Downs Family,Our deepest condolences on the loss of Matt. We will keep you in our prayers. May God comfort you in your hours of need. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Don and Cecilia Robart - OH

Matthew Michael Downs, 27, of Kent, died unexpectedly Monday, January 1, 2018.

He was born April 9, 1990 in Akron to Michael and Tina (LeRoy) Downs. Matthew was employed by Downs Septic and Drain, Inc. in Peninsula. He was a former member of the Western Reserve Indian Guides. He was a lover of everything Legos and Simpsons; and an avid gamer. He will be remembered as a loving son with a big heart and was always willing to help someone in need.

He is survived by parents, Tina and Michael Downs of Stow; sister, Lexi Downs of Stow; grandmother, Josephine LeRoy; aunts and uncles, Gus Thompson, Randy and Lynn Downs, Elzada and Bill Rowe, Juliet Downs, and Leila Hilliard. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Joan Downs, and Leighotis LeRoy Sr.; uncle, Leighotis LeRoy Jr.; and aunt, Sherry Thompson.

Calling hours will be held 4-7 PM Sunday, January 7th at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent where funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, January 8th with Pastor Robert York officiating. Burial will be held at Standing Rock Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Matt's name to your local Humane Society.

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Standing Rock Cemetery

1361 North Mantua Street Kent, OH 44240
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