Philip "Rooster" White Downs

1933 - 2015

FLY CREEK - A Memorial Service for Philip "Rooster" White Downs will be offered at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, with the Rev. Elsie A. Rhodes, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Cooperstown, officiating. The Service of Committal and Burial will follow in Fly Creek Valley Cemetery in Fly Creek.

Friends are welcome to pay their respects at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service. 

A native of Southampton on Long Island, Rooster spent most of his life farming, yet still found time to pursue his interest and love of car racing and the restoration of numerous antique autos, fire trucks, and tractors. More importantly he enjoyed life with his beloved wife of 36 years, Deirdre "Dee" Downs.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.